Alexander Hamilton, born in the British West Indies, was an outsider from the very beginning. Hamilton was a small man with a large ambition, and this would drive him to greatness and create some powerful enemies in his wake. Alexander Hamilton’s life was not without its share of tragedy. Before his fifteenth birthday, his father had abandoned the family and his mother had died of yellow fever. Luckily for young Alexander, a group of benefactors realized his potential and paid to have him sent to the British colony, America, for an education. After serving as General Washington’s aide-de-camp during the Revolutionary War, Hamilton returned to his law practice and soon entered politics. In 1787, he would help draft the Constitution of the United States and then write a series of critical essays, called the Federalist Papers, which were key to ratification of the Constitution. Hamilton’s position on the role of government was for a strong Federal government. . During his tenure as Secretary of the Treasury, he set the nation on a sound fiscal footing, established the first national bank, and a mint to produce coinage. Hamilton was a master of setting up institutions within the government and making bitter enemies of powerful men, such as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Aaron Burr. One of Hamilton’s political rivalries would turn very personal as Aaron Burr, the sitting Vice President of the United States, was seeking retaliation for Hamilton’s disparaging remarks. Hamilton’s honor would not let him decline Burr’s challenge to a duel. The outcome of the duel was fatal for Alexander Hamilton — dead at age forty-nine, leaving behind a wife, seven living children, and a legacy that would survive the centuries Link to "Alexander Hamilton - A Short Biography" http://amzn.to/2BlAkYQ
Watch a short biography video of Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury who was shot by Aaron Burr during a duel. #Biography Subscribe for more Biography: http://aetv.us/2AsWMPH Delve deeper into Biography on our site: http://www.biography.com Follow Biography for more surprising stories from fascinating lives: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Biography Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/biography Twitter - https://twitter.com/biography Biography.com captures the most gripping, surprising, and fascinating stories about famous people: The biggest break. The defining opportunity. The most shattering failure. The unexpected connection. The decision that changed everything. With over 7,000 biographies and daily features that highlight newsworthy and compelling points-of-view, we are the digital source for true stories about people that matter. Alexander Hamilton - Author of The Federalist Papers & First Secretary of Treasury | Mini Bio | BIO https://www.youtube.com/user/BiographyChannel
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http://fedsoc.org | Stanford Law School Professor Michael McConnell discusses some of the surprising facts you might not know about the face of the $10 bill. As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker. EXPERT: Michael W. McConnell, the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Stanford Law School. Director, Stanford Constitutional Law Center. Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2002-2009).
“There’s a million things I haven’t done, but just you wait, JUST YOU WAIT!" Subscribe to Liberty's Kids : http://bit.ly/2ivIdi6 Benjamin Franklin enlists the help of young people to record the happenings leading up to and during the Revolution for his newspaper the Pennsylvania Gazette. First, there is a James Hiller, a patriot who tends to act before he thinks and is, at times, too quick a judge in his search for American heroes. Next is Henri, a French orphan who's only quest is for food. Lastly, a young woman named Sarah Phillips joins the team; the daughter of an ex-English general with strong views opposing slavery. Together, they travel the colonies witnessing the sacrifices made for freedom.
Alexander Hamilton came from humble beginnings, but eventually became one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the first Secretary of the Treasury. While he never became President, he was an incredibly influential figure in the formation of America and an indelible part of its history. Here are 10 things about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s muse you may not know… →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 Help us translate our videos: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_queue?msg=10&tab=0 - Learn more why you might want to help: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6052538 Find more lists at: http://www.toptenz.net Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Business inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 TERRIFYING Facts About MAORI WARRIORS https://youtu.be/V-5-1ffAe9w?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnJxUxVB7_iVyUoudkWy59vW Top 10 Toughest VIKING WARRIORS https://youtu.be/dmsC4T7UiNY?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnJxUxVB7_iVyUoudkWy59vW Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-fascinating-facts-alexander-hamilton.php Coming up: 10. He Lied About His Age 9. He Came to America Because He Was a Good Writer 8. He Passed the New York Bar Exam After Studying for Only Six Months 7. The Federalist Papers 6. He Was Involved in a Sex Scandal 5. He Founded The New York Post 4. He Worked With Andrew Burr 3. He Lost His Son in a Duel 2. The Infamous Duel 1. He Left His Family in Debt Source/Further reading: http://www.biography.com/people/alexander-hamilton-9326481#synopsis http://mentalfloss.com/article/81046/letter-hamilton-wrote-got-him-out-west-indies http://www.biography.com/people/alexander-hamilton-9326481#military-career https://www.congress.gov/resources/display/content/About+the+Federalist+Papers http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/alexander-hamiltons-adultery-and-apology-18021947/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/Democratic-Republican-Party http://www.nycourts.gov/history/legal-history-new-york/legal-history-eras-02/history-new-york-legal-eras-people-weeks.html http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/duel/peopleevents/pande16.html http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/duel/peopleevents/pande01.html http://time.com/4149352/ron-chernow-alexander-hamilton-interview/
Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton is an artistic triumph that shines a light on one of America's most influential founding fathers. This past Friday, the Hamilton mixtape, featuring artists including Chance the Rapper, Nas, The Roots, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, and more, was released. On today's episode, I'll give you a few more facts about Hamilton that didn't make it on stage but are just as interesting and eye-opening. SUBSCRIBE to the channel! Facebook: http://Facebook.com/usahistory101 Twitter: http://twitter.com/usahistory101 Instagram: http://instagram.com/usahistory101 Read more about Alexander Hamilton: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/time-when-alexander-hamilton-almost-dueled-james-monroe-180957045/ https://invest.usgoldbureau.com/news/alexander-hamilton-and-history-us-mint/ https://armyhistory.org/major-general-alexander-hamilton/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was a Founding Father of the United States. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060954663/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0060954663&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=ee2ded3fcbf0f21facbc19cfc7c54377 He was chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, the founder of the Federalist Party, the world's first voter-based political party, the Father of the United States Coast Guard, and the founder of The New York Post. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration. Hamilton took the lead in the funding of the states' debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He led the Federalist Party, created largely in support of his views; he was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, which despised Britain and feared that Hamilton's policies of a strong central government would weaken the American commitment to Republicanism. Born out of wedlock, raised in the West Indies, and orphaned as a child, Hamilton pursued a college education through the help of local wealthy men. Recognized for his abilities and talent, he was sent to King's College (now Columbia University), in New York City. Hamilton played a major role in the American Revolutionary War. At the start of the war in 1775, he joined a militia company. In early 1776, he raised a provincial artillery company, to which he was appointed captain. He soon became the senior aide to General Washington, the American forces' commander-in-chief. Washington sent him on numerous important missions to tell generals what Washington wanted. After the war, Hamilton was elected to the Congress of the Confederation from New York. He resigned, to practice law, and founded the Bank of New York. Hamilton was among those dissatisfied with the weak national government. He led the Annapolis Convention, which successfully influenced Congress to issue a call for the Philadelphia Convention, in order to create a new constitution. He was an active participant at Philadelphia; and he helped achieve ratification by writing 51 of the 85 installments of The Federalist Papers, which to this day are the single most important reference for Constitutional interpretation. Hamilton became the leading cabinet member in the new government under President Washington. Hamilton was a nationalist, who emphasized strong central government and successfully argued that the implied powers of the Constitution provided the legal authority to fund the national debt, assume states' debts, and create the government-backed Bank of the United States. These programs were funded primarily by a tariff on imports, and later also by a highly controversial tax on whiskey. Facing well-organized opposition from Jefferson and Madison, Hamilton mobilized a nationwide network of friends of the government, especially bankers and businessmen. It became the Federalist Party. A major issue splitting the parties was the Jay Treaty, largely designed by Hamilton in 1794. It established friendly economic relations with Britain to the chagrin of France and the supporters of the French Revolution. Hamilton played a central role in the Federalist party, which dominated national and state politics until it lost the election of 1800 to Jefferson's Democratic Republicans. In 1795, he returned to the practice of law in New York. He tried to control the policies of President Adams (1797–1801). In 1798 and 99, Hamilton called for mobilization against France after the XYZ Affair and became commander of a new army, which he readied for war. However, the Quasi-War, while hard-fought at sea, was never officially declared and did not involve army action. In the end, Adams found a diplomatic solution which avoided a war with France. Hamilton's opposition to Adams' re-election helped cause his defeat in the 1800 election. When Jefferson and Aaron Burr tied for the presidency in the electoral college in 1801, Hamilton helped to defeat Burr, whom he found unprincipled, and to elect Jefferson despite philosophical differences. Hamilton continued his legal and business activities in New York City, but lost much of his national prominence within the Federalist party. When Vice President Burr ran for governor of New York state in 1804, Hamilton crusaded against him as unworthy. Taking offense at some of Hamilton's comments, Burr challenged him to a duel in 1804 and mortally wounded Hamilton, who died the next day. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton
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