Alexander Hamilton's Childhood

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Have you ever wondered how this country came to be? The country was created by our founding Fathers. Alexander Hamilton was 1 out of the 7 founding fathers. Hamilton went through many rough patches but never gave up. This essay will tell you about Hamilton’s childhood, his rise to the top and how he changed the USA for today. If you were to look at Hamilton’s childhood, chances are you’d think his odds were very little to none. He was born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies. His birthdate is unknown, but it was January 11, 1755 or 1757. He was born to Rachel Fawcett Lavine, she was married to John Lavine at the time. She was cast out of her house and then took care of Hamilton. Hamilton’s father was a Scottish trader named James …show more content…
He was one of the best lawyers in the early 1780’s. He was chosen later in 1786 to be the New York delegate to amend the Articles of Confederation. Hamilton also signed the new US Constitution. Upon Hamilton’s return to New York he asked if Aaron Burr would confer on a plan, he said no. The plan was to anonymously write a series of articles defending the new US Constitution. The articles were called the Federalist Papers, the plan was to write a series of 25 essays. The work evenly divided among John Jay, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton. John Jay got sick after writing 5, James Madison wrote 29 and Hamilton wrote the other 51. As Hamilton said “If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last.... A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.” Upon Washington’s election in 1789 Hamilton was appointed to be Treasury Secretary. 1797 is when his reputation started to downfall.An article was published telling of Hamilton’s infidelity towards Eliza to ultimately manipulate Federal Security. To defend himself Hamilton published the love letter that he wrote to Maria Reynolds during his marriage to Eliza. This flaw did not stop George Washington from appointing Hamilton to the acting commander in the US Army in

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