He was one of the founding fathers of the united states he was an influential interpreter and promoter of the u s. Alexander hamilton the first secretary of the treasury known for his famous fatal duel with aaron burr and his ability to draw sold out crowds to a hit musical examining his life played a.
The lin manuel miranda musical hamilton is finally arriving on disney plus but the real life founding father himself alexander hamilton lived quite the scandalous life.
Real alexander hamilton signature. Alexander hamilton is appointed the first secretary of the treasury of the u s. Alexander hamilton was born amid the sugar cane plantations of the caribbean island of nevis at the time a british held slave colony. Alexander hamilton january 11 1755 or 1757 july 12 1804 was an american statesman politician legal scholar military commander lawyer banker and economist.
Born out of wedlock to a french british mother and a scottish father who soon abandoned the family young alexander was raised and educated due to the kindness of others. Constitution as well as the founder of the nation s financial system the federalist party the united states. Detail nyhs object number 1957 39.
While the 1797 publication of the reynolds pamphlet is portrayed as a career ending scandal hamilton skips over the quasi war with france of 1798 1800. Despite some ill health he remained very active in his career though in his final years he was more interested in law and political theory than everyday politics. Alexander hamilton born january 11 1755 57 nevis british west indies died july 12 1804 new york new york u s new york delegate to the constitutional convention 1787 major author of the federalist papers and first secretary of the treasury of the united states 1789 95 who was the foremost champion of a strong central government for the new united states.
It was during this war that alexander hamilton was appointed the rank of major general serving as the de facto head of the united states army. Gideon fairman alexander hamilton 1757 1804 1805 graphite on paper laid on japanese paper. If you re bored of the usual mask style and are on the hunt for something a little different gathergifts on etsy is selling this neck galter decorated with hamilton s signature for 24 99.
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