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Brief Billerography of Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755 or 1757 (the exact date is not known) on the island of Nieves or San Cristóbal, but grew up mainly on the island of Santa Cruz. His parents were Rachel Fawcett Lavien and James Hamilton. At the death of his mother, in 1768, he got his first job as an employee in the offices of the Nicholas Cruger merchant, where he was recognized by Reverend Hugh Knox, who encouraged him to move to New York in 1772.
He enrolled in the King’s College. (Columbia), but in 1776 he retired and joined the New York militia to fight the British in the American Revolution. At first he was artillery captain, but was transferred to the ranks and eventually became one of General George Washington’s military assistants.
He remained in this position for 4 years and participated in many battles. In 1781 he decided to leave the army and married Betsy Schuyler while doing the New York lawyer exam. In the early 1780s, he was one of New York’s most outstanding lawyers. He also began his political career as a national fiscal agent and as a representative of New York at the National Philadelphia Convention.
In 1786, he was chosen to represent the state of New York at a national convention in Anapolis to amend the articles of the Confederation. In 1787, he was invited to attend a second convention in Philadelphia, where they created the scheme of a new government writing the Constitution. Although he did not participate much in the writing of the new document, since he had other beliefs, he signed it. Then he returned to New York, where he published several essays to encourage the people of New York to approve the Constitution.
The essays ended up convincing Americans to approve the Constitution. In 1790, when George Washington became the first president of the United States, he elected Alexander to be his treasure secretary. During his stage as secretary, he wrote five key reports to establish US economic policy. The prophetic also wrote about manufactures. As secretary, he also got involved in foreign policy. In 1795, he left his position as Secretary of the Treasury and returned to his practice of law.
After his departure, he remained involved in politics, but at the end of 1790 his participation in politics had done more damage than well. In 1804 Bur. He died on July 11, 1804.