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Alexander Hamilton

Born: Jan 11, 1757

Death: Jul 12, 1804

Birthplace: Charlestown

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Alexander Hamilton

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1757
Date of Death : Jul 12, 1804
Birth Place : Charlestown

Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, the founder of the Federalist Party, the world's first voter-based political party, and the Father of the United States Coast Guard. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration. Hamilton took the lead in the funding of the states' debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He led the Federalist Party, created largely in support of his views; he was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, which despised Britain and feared that Hamilton's policies of a strong central government would weaken the American commitment to Republicanism. Born out of wedlock, raised in the West Indies, and orphaned as a child, Hamilton pursued a college education through the help of local wealthy men.

Profession


  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Author
  • Economist
  • Financier

Parents


  • Rachel Faucette Buck
  • James A. Hamilton

Spouse


  • Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

Children


  • William S. Hamilton
  • John Church Hamilton
  • James Alexander Hamilton
  • Alexander Hamilton Jr.
  • Eliza Hamilton
  • Angelica Hamilton
  • Phillip Hamilton
  • Phillip Hamilton
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