Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton is one of the Founding Father's for the United States of America. He served as part of the first cabinet for Washington. He was wounded by Vice President Aaron Burr during a duel in 1804 and later died from the injury.

About Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757--July 12, 1804) was a Founding Father, soldier, economist, political philosopher, one of America's first constitutional lawyers and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration, especially the funding of the state debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He became the leader of the Federalist Party, created largely in support of his views, and was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Hamilton served in the American Revolutionary War. At the start of the war, he organized an artillery company and was chosen as its captain. He later became the senior aide-de-camp and confidant to General George Washington, the American commander-in-chief.

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