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Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

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Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical.

Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American Colonies and studied to become a lawyer. He joined a local militia during the American Revolution, rose to the rank of Major General, and became the chief aide to General George Washington. After the war, he became the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He founded the Bank of New York and The New York Post newspaper. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and is also celebrated as a co-author of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that are still used today to interpret the U.S. Constitution.

The end of his life became a national scandal when he was shot and killed in a duel with then-Vice President Aaron Burr.

ISBN-13: 9780399544279

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Date: 08-22-2017

Pages: 112

Product Dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Series: Who Was? Series

Pamela Pollack and Meg Belviso are authors of several books in this series, including Who Is George Lucas?, Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?, and Who Was Susan B. Anthony?

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Table of Contents

Who Was Alexander Hamilton? 1

A Caribbean Childhood 3

A Remarkable Boy 14

King's College 21

General Washington's Man 35

The New Country 47

The Federalist Papers 58

Secretary of the Treasury 66

At Home 79

Unexpected Tragedy 86

Legacy 94

Timelines 106

Bibliography 108