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Summary of Alexander Hamilton

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  • Release Date: 2016-02-15
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Summary of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow | Includes Analysis
Alexander Hamilton (2004) is a sprawling biography of one of the most important figures in American history. It is based on copious original research, especially into Hamilton’s early years. As a political theorist, a polemicist, and the first Treasury secretary, Hamilton dedicated his life, his intellect, and a seemingly limitless stream of words to the cause of unifying and strengthening the United States. He did perhaps more than any other one person to ensure the strength of the American union, even as his pride and hot-headedness kept him from the presidency and led to his early death.
Hamilton claimed to have been born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies, probably in 1755. Orphaned and illegitimate, Hamilton had perhaps the least advantageous childhood of all the founders. He apprenticed as a clerk with merchant trader Thomas Stevens, a man who may have been his biological father…
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  • A fact!

    By Silentdarkness19
    In political debates, all parties frequently invoke the Founding Fathers to support their claims or refute the claims of their opponents. One of the Founding Fathers who is seldom mentioned, though, but one of the most influential in terms of the current structure of the federal government, is Alexander Hamilton. The first Secretary of the Treasury and the mind behind the Federal Reserve, Hamilton was an illegitimate child who came to the colonies from the island of Nevis in the British West Indies as a teenager. Through his skill and tenacity he rose to prominence, thus making him an exemplar for the role that immigrants have always played in this country’s history; a fact that certain modern politicians seem to conveniently ignore.