"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything." Alexander Hamilton was one of those ambitious, yet inspiring people. He was greedy, but he was helpful to those who where in need of help. When Hamilton withdrew from King's College, he joined a local New York militia to fight in the American Revolution against the British. During his first year of service, he was an artillery captain, but then was moved up to be one of the General George Washington's military aides. He was young, yet he accomplished so much in those years and had many experiences. It was incredible to see someone like him to succeed and lead so many people, to be a child who's been through finance problems.

Personal Background:

220px-Hamilton_statue_at_Columbia_University_IMG_0958.JPGHamilton was born on January 11, 1757 in Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis (Carolis). As a young child, with many siblings, his parents had [[#|a divorce]]; which made question why he was brought into this world when he couldn't even have both his parents besides him (Cavendish). With that he became depressed, and wouldn't attend school or pay attention. After quiet some years, when he turned eleven, his mother had passed away.
With him being with his father with many other kids, they were short on money. As Hamilton got older, he needed a [[#|[[#|job]]]]. Hamilton or the rest of his family could not afford an education or get a decent job (Cavendish).
After years of struggling to get into a decent school, he finally got accepted to [[#|a college]] on external image arrow-10x10.png, King's College. Being interesting in the politics, Hamilton knew exactly what he wanted to do in life. As of on July 1718, Washington gave Hamilton a chance to help with a war that was taking place (Myron). He argued that a government should have a good reputation (Meister).
After years of helping out with wars and never becoming an actual president, he had an unforgettable duel with Aaron Burr. Unfortunately Hamilton lost the duel by Burr shooting him ending his life that day. Although some say Hamilton lost the duel on July 12, 1804; it could have been on the 11th (Parenti).

Personality Traits:

As much of a brilliant Alexander Hamilton was, there were quite of some negative sides of him. He didn't trust people; he declared they were too greedy. He was arrogant and full of himself. Despite his traits, Washington was extremely lucky to have Hamilton there during the Revolution. As much as most of the citizens wanted another ah quote.jpgleader to lead the Revolution, they could not find anyone close to his mindset. (Miester). Hamilton, indeed, was a political and economic genius. Aside from his negative personality, he was a very charming human being. He was helpful, although he didn't think much of others, he did like to help others (Magnet). Even if Hamilton was arrogant and uncompromising he was very persuasive. Hamilton described he as "absolutely immersed" and he was vain. He thought no one could think about wars the way he does (Donald). Hamilton was not as bad of a person as much as others described him to be.


Alexander Hamilton was an honest, charming, and a persuasive leader. Hamilton did have his moments, whether they were war.jpggood or bad, he didn't let them shape him. Although he had the money, education, and a family, he still had hard problems to face. As a young child, after his father left him at a young age, he questioned his existence. Being handled by a single mother who was short on money and food, he was also in trouble of finical help. He could not afford to get well educated or get a decent job to help out his mother (Cavendish). After years of trying to get help here and there, he finally got accepted to a external image arrow-10x10.png got a job to help out his family. Knowing he was interested in political and that he would make a [[#|good leader]], as soon as he was done with school he went out to help with the [[#|[[#|Revolutionary War]]]]. Although he was young when he helped out, he faced heavy debt after the Revolutionary War (Magnet). His life could have been wonderful; he could have become a president, and went on in his life. Unfortunately he was badly hurt in a duel with Aaron Burr. Shortly after his injury, he died later that week (Parenti).

Historical Significance:

ten dollar.jpgAlexander Hamilton was one of the most caring, ambitious, and open-minded people to lead the [[#|Revolutionary War]]. Although he was never a president, Hamilton did know how to lead and contribute to the War. Even though he did consider himself as a failure, Hamilton did accomplish many things. As a young leader, he knew a lot about politics and how a government should be. Hamilton argued that the new government should have a good reputation. As known, Hamilton was a political and economic genius (Myron).
Hamilton was in need of [[#|financial aid]], and needed a job to help his single mother. He could not get a job because he didn't have a proper education. His mother could no afford to send him or his siblings to school. But because of his genius mind, he was offered a external image arrow-10x10.png to attend college (Parenti). After he finished his school he went off to help with the Revolutionary War (Carolis). Hamilton was a member of the [[#|Continental Congress]] and a champion of the Constitution (Marie Lisa).

Alexander Hamilton was known at the 'Founding Office [[#|Manager]]' (Challenger). He was also the first Secretary of Treasury in the United States. While he served as a Secretary, he helped in the founding of the [[#|first National Bank]]. Hamilton was also the creator of the U.S. Central [[#|Banking System]] (Cavendish). He established a strong [[#|Central Government]], weakened the power of individual states, and restored the nation's economic credit so the government could [[#|raise money]] in the future (Meister).
Although Hamilton helped out a lot with economic stuff, he did like to write. He was one of the chief authors of the book, The [[#|[[#|Federalist]]]] Party (Challenger). As being a chief author of a Federalist book, Hamilton was also the leader of the Federalist Party (Magnet). Hamilton was also the writer of the Federalist Papers (Carolis). He has done so much for this nation; he was the heroic figure of American Independence (Cavendish).


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