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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.
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.
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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