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Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis, in the British West Indies. No one really knows the exact date of Hamilton’s birth. However many claim it to be around January 11, 1755 or 1757. Alexander Hamilton had many occupations. For example, he was a political scientist, government official, journalist, military leader, economist, and lawyer. Hamilton is also one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Growing up, Alexander Hamilton had a hard life. His mother was Rachel Fawcett Lavien, and his father was James Hamilton, who was a Scottish trader. While Rachel had Alexander, she was married to John Lavien. John was a merchant who married Rachel when she was just a teenager. They had one son together, …show more content…
After she was released from prison, instead of returning home to her family, she ran away to St. Kitts to live with Alexander’s birth father, James. James, Rachel, and their other son James, moved back to St. Croix. However, shortly after they moved there, James Sr. abandoned the family. When Alexander was just eleven years old, he got his first job in order to help out his family’s financial situation. When his mother was only thirty-eight years old, she became ill and passed away. When Alexander was sixteen years old, he attended King’s College in New York. Attracted to politics, when he was seventeen, he wrote an article defending the Patriots cause against the interests of Pro-British Loyalists. Due to his love of politics, he dropped out of college and joined the Patriots in their protests. In 1775, Hamilton began his military career and fought in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, and Trenton all during the War of 1812. Two years later, George Washington noticed Hamilton and made him his assistant and trusted adviser. In 1781, George Washington let Hamilton lead a charge against the British in the battle of Yorktown. While working for …show more content…
For example, he noticed there was jealousy and resentment against certain states. Hamilton fought all the way to the year 1800, but stopped when America and France made a peace treaty. Once he was finished being George Washington’s adviser, he went to study law. He loved being a lawyer, because it got him deeper into politics. In Manhattan, he became known as one of the best attorneys of the city. Hamilton served as a New York delegate. During these meetings with other delegates, he would try to think of ways to fix the Articles of Confederation. He later helped write the Constitution. He was also appointed the first secretary of the treasury by George Washington. However, in 1795, he stepped down from being the secretary of the treasury. The Presidential election of 1800 was starting up. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were the two running for office. Alexander Hamilton picked the lesser of two evils and went with Thomas Jefferson. While Jefferson was President, Aaron Burr was left out of discussions and party decisions. In 1804, Jefferson removed Burr from his ticket, making Burr upset. Aaron later read that Hamilton had called him, “the

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