Alexander Hamilton





Alexander Hamilton

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born
in Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
January 11, 1775

died
July 12, 1804

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Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher. He led calls for the Philadelphia Convention, was one of America's first Constitutional lawyers, and cowrote the Federalist Papers, a primary source for Constitutional interpretation.

Born on the West Indian island of Nevis, Hamilton was educated in North America. During the American Revolutionary War, he joined the American militia and was chosen artillery captain. Hamilton became senior aide-de-camp and confidant to General George Washington, a...more


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“The constitution shall never be construed...to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
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“A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.”
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“Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.”
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