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  • Transformation leadership
  • Elizabeth "Eliza" Hamilton
  • By: Morgan Harrell
  • Eliza Hamilton was born to a very rich family on August 9, 1757
  • Her father, Philip Schuyler, was a General in the Revolutionary War.
  • Family
  • Her mother, Catherine van Rensselaer, was a descendant of one of New York's richest families
  • Eliza had 14 siblings in all, but she was closest with her sisters Angelica and Peggy.
  • Eliza was home schooled and received the best education available
  • Eliza assisted Hamilton in his political career, helping him write speeches and build our countries' economic system.
  • Early endeavors
  • She later went on to marry Alexander Hamilton , a founding father of the United States, on December 14, 1780
  • Following her husbands untimely death, Eliza threw herself into charity work in honor of her faith & her late husband.
  • She also collected many of Alexanders writings, papers, and letters and organized them. With the help of her son she published his writings and biography years later.
  • She and two other women founded the Orphan Asylum Society, New York's first private orphanage. She oversaw the care & education of at least 756 children.
  • She founded & oversaw New York's first private orphanage.
  • She helped to preserve history by organizing her late husbands works.
  • Eliza' accomplishments are vast.
  • She helped former First Lady Dolley Madison raise money for George Washington's monument.
  • She helped Hamilton write many of the documents which helped found our country.
  • I chose this leader due to her helping hand in the founding of our country & the continuous good she did throughout her life.
  • Two leadership traits that Eliza Hamilton possessed were endurance and unselfishness.
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