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Alexander Hamilton is famous for becoming the first secretary of the treasury and for being a major author of the Federalist papers. He was also instrumental in convincing the delegates of New York to agree to the ratifi... More »

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The home state of Alexander Hamilton was New York, but his place of birth was Nevis, British West Indies. . He was a product of an adulterous affair. When his mother, Rachel Fawcett Lavine, was thrown out, she moved in w... More »

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Alexander Hamilton is on the $10 bill because he was the first Secretary of the Treasury. His proactive stance in running the Treasury Department set many precedents for its role in government. With Benjamin Franklin, he... More »

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Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was an illegitimate orphan born in the West Indies who grew up to marry Elizabeth Schuyler, daughter of the wealthiest man in New York State. He becam... More »

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The events that led to the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr include Hamilton’s support for Thomas Jefferson as president in 1800 and Hamilton’s public criticism of Burr during the 1804 New York gubernatoria... More »

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Aaron Burr, the vice president of the United States, killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel on July 12, 1804. Burr challenged Hamilton to the duel because he was angry over Hamilton's various attacks on his character. More »

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Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton differed in that Hamilton believed in the idea of a strong government with huge oversight with voters limited to those of appropriate educational backgrounds, while Jefferson belie... More »

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