Alexander Hamilton : American History Essay

1104 Words Nov 24th, 2016 5 Pages
ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Madison May
History 2010- 06; American History 1
November 10, 2016

When most people think of the founding fathers the first person to come to mind isn’t normally Alexander Hamilton. Although he is one of the only people on U.S. money, being on the ten-dollar bill. Most people think of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, but Alexander Hamilton is both very interesting and very important. Hamilton is someone you learn about in both history classes and political sciences classes, because he is an important person in the development of America. Not many people actually know just how interesting Alexander Hamilton’s life was, but he is becoming more remembered thanks to the popular Broadway play, Hamilton. Although his life was short, dying around age forty-seven, he did amazing things for our country, that we still use today. Throughout Alexander Hamilton’s early-life he was struck with hardship, from the loss of his mother to the suicide of his cousin, but he did not let that stop him, and he continued to prosper. Hamilton joined the army at age nineteen, and soon after he became George Washington’s assistant. That was only the gateway to his prosperous political career, where he helped to make America what it is today. During Hamilton’s early his life he had hardships at every turn. Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies, and he became a bastard after his father left him at a young age. His…

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