Alexander Hamilton was an important figure in the history of the United States. So it makes total sense for kids of all ages to learn about him! Let’s learn some Alexander Hamilton facts today.
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Alexander Hamilton facts FOR KIDS
- Alexander Hamilton was born in 1755 or 1757 in Charlestown, Nevis. He was a military officer, statesman, and one of the Founding Fathers who served as the first Secretary of the Treasury from 1789 to 1795.
- Hamilton’s father abandoned the family in 1766, and his mother died when he was 13 years old, leaving him orphaned at a young age.
- During the Revolutionary War, Hamilton served as a field commander in the Continental Army and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel, serving as a member of George Washington’s staff.
- After the war, Hamilton became one of the most influential founding fathers of the new nation, playing a pivotal role in the Constitutional Convention and advocating for a strong national government.
- In 1787, Hamilton joined with James Madison and John Jay to write a series of essays known as the Federalist Papers, which argued for the ratification of the Constitution.
- In 1789, George Washington appointed Hamilton as the first Secretary of the Treasury, where he created the First Bank of the United States and helped establish a stable banking system for the country.
- Hamilton married Elizabeth Schuyler, a member of a prominent New York family, in 1780, and they had eight children together.
- Hamilton was a close confidant of Washington and often referred to as his “right-hand man.”
- During the Revolutionary War, Hamilton fought in several battles, including the Battle of White Plains in New York and the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey.
- Hamilton had a political rivalry with Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, who killed Hamilton in a famous duel in 1804.
- Hamilton was also a writer! He contributed to newspapers such as the Royal Danish American Gazette.
- Hamilton was a vocal critic of the Articles of Confederation, the first governing document of the United States as he believed they didn’t provide sufficient power to the federal government.
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