Alexander Hamilton And The Early Formation Of The National Government Of America

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Alexander Hamilton was an important contributor to the early formation of the national government of America. He took part in the Revolutionary War. Hamilton helped write the 'Federalist Papers’ with James Madison and John Jay, which served as a primary source for constitutional interpretation. President Washington chose Hamilton as the country 's first Secretary of the Treasury in 1789, in which he held the office for six years (Bio). The establishment of a national bank improved the handling of federal finances business, yet also created further conflicts between those favoring national government versus supporters of state rights.
Hamilton was born in the British West Indies on January 11, 1756. At age eleven, he started working as a clerk in accounting for a company. His was impressed with Hamilton’s ambition and brightness at such a young age, and as a result Hamilton was sent to America to enroll in King’s College. At age sixteen he realized that his real interests were geared towards politics. So to pursue these interests, he joined forces with the Patriots to protest British taxes and business regulations (Bio). By acting upon his interests he opens up doors of opportunity for himself; he leads himself towards the direction of becoming a great contributor.
A year later Hamilton then became part of the New York Provincial Artillery Company and fought in battles. In 1777, General George Washington made Hamilton his assistant and trusted adviser. For the next few…

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