Whole poor Hamilton was young when he was orphaned by his mother...
At the age of 14 he was put in charge of a trade charter.
He went to go live with his cousin, his cousin later committed suicide leaving him in the care of his landlord, who he had to work for to get by.
Once he earned enough money, he bought his way to New York City to start a new life and a new adventure!
He fought in the revolutionary war as an artillery man.
And in the end of the war, he sat as the nation's first national treasurer.
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