How does an orphan from the Caribbean, grow up to be a Founding Father? As one of
the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton’s story is untold to many people, after all he did to
serve this country. Alexander Hamilton, known as one of the Founding Fathers, the man on
the ten-dollar bill is the father of the American treasury system, one of the primary authors
of the Federalist Papers, and the loser of the infamous duel with Vice President Aaron Burr.
The American Treasury System, was one of Alexander Hamilton’s greatest ideas that still is being used in modern day. In 1789, George Washington, appointed Alexander as the First Secretary of Treasury. One of the first ideas, was The National Bank.Hamilton urged the formation of a national bank that would be …show more content…
In the election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Aaron Burr were running for President. JOhn Adams clearly wasn't the greatest option, so the rivalry was mainly between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. The public was indecisive, in the end, the delegates had to choose between Burr and Thomas. Thomas was Hamilton’s enemy, everyone expected him to choose Burr, however the tables turned, and Hamilton chose Jefferson, his enemy. Burr was clearly upset at the action Hamilton took, both exchanged letters about the issue, Burr declared the duel. The duel was at Weehawken, New Jersey, July 11, 1804. The both met up, Their liabilities and doctor arrived as well. Hamilton drew first position, according to Burr, the duel was taken at the exact same place where Hamilton’s oldest son, Philip Hamilton died in his own duel with George Eaker. As they counted to ten, Burr was getting ready to shoot at Hamilton, thinking that Hamilton was going to shoot back, however, he was terribly mistaken when Hamilton shot up towards the sky, making Burr look like the villain in his