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 » History Modern History US History

Facts about Hamilton Township include that it was incorporated in 1842, making it one of Mercer County's earliest established communities. The township's present-day territory covers part of the former Township of Nottin... More » Geography United States The Northeast

Facts about George Washington's view on the Presidency include that he originally did not think the President should receive a salary, he established a cabinet of advisors, and he felt that differing opinions on the cabi... More » History Modern History US History
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Alexander Hamilton's assumption plan was a plan that asked for federal "assumption" of the state debts within the United States so that the economy could be stimulated and so that the nation could be strengthened as a un... More » History Modern History US History

Sacagawea was the daughter of a Shoshone chief. She was kidnapped by a Hidatsa war party at about age 12 and sold to a fur trader. She was the only woman on Louis and Clark's expedition to the Louisiana Purchase territor... More » History Modern History US History