Alexander Hamilton: Military Leader And Founding Father

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“A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master. And deserves one.”These are the wise words of Alexander Hamilton, military leader and founding father of the United States. Hamilton was born in the Caribbean Isles on January 11,1755. After becoming an orphan at age 12 when his mother became sick and died, Hamilton was sent to the American colonies by his employer so that he could get an education. Soon after he arrived in the colony of New York, he enrolled in King's college. Years later, Hamilton became involved with politics and military. Some of his allies during the american revolution included politician Aaron Burr, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John laurens, Marquis De Lafayette, And his Future wife, Eliza

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