Alexander Hamilton's story

Updated: 6/15/2020
Alexander Hamilton's story

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About Alexander Hamilton's life story.

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  • A illegitimate son of an Scottish immigrant and a a British West Indian who happened to be married to someone else at the time, was born. His name was, Alexander Hamilton.
  • Charleston, Nevis 1755
  • When he was about 13, his mother died from yellow fever leaving him an orphan. He was soon taken in by a prosperous merchant.
  • When he reached his teens, he was sent to New York to pursue his education and he took an early role in the militia as the American Revolutionary War began.
  • 1774- was enrolled in King's College at age 16.
  • 1777, he participates in the battle of Princeton.
  • Elected to the Continental Congress in 1782 but resigned in 1783 and became a lawyer in New York.
  • 1798, he is elected as second in command by George Washington.
  • 1804 in a duel with Aaron Burr. The duel occurred early in the morning of July 11, 1804, Vice President Burr shot Hamilton, while Hamilton's shot broke a tree branch directly above Burr's head. Hamilton was carried to the home of William Bayard Jr. where he died the next day.