Alexander Hamilton Was A Important Man Essay

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Alexander Hamilton was a very important man. He was one of the founding fathers of our nation. Alexander was born in Charleston, Saint Kitts on January 11, 1755. His parents were Rachel Fawcett Lavien, and James Hamilton. His mother was abused by her first husband. She had than ran away and moved in with James Hamilton. They then had another son named James, which was Alexander’s older brother. James Hamilton had left his family a few years after Alexander was born. This left Rachel all by herself with two kids. Alexander had gotten his first job at the age of 11. He had then became an accounting clerk. When his boss named, Nicholas Cruger noticed his talent at accounting, he and other business men got together with a minister and newspaper writer. The newspaper writer was very impressed with his writing skills. Alexander was then sent to America for education. At 16 years old, he had gone to a college called King’s College in New York, which is now known as Columbia College. While in America, Hamilton was more focused on politics than his education. He had written his first political article in 1774. Alexander had decided to leave King’s College and learn more about politics. He did this by siding with the Patriot’s in their protest against the British’s taxes. Alexander Hamilton was Christian. He also had did not agree with slavery. While he was younger he was involved in the slave trade. This is when he grew the great hatred for it. He wanted black to be able to…

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