Alexander Hamilton Research Paper

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The Greatest of Men
The Origin Alexander Hamilton was born out of wedlock on Nevel, one of the islands located in the British West Indies. He was conceived by Rachel Faucett, a married woman of French Huguenot descent, and James A. Hamilton, the son of a Scottish laird or estate. Alexander is believed to be borne one of two years; in 1755 as listed by probate papers, or 1757, the year he listed as his birth when he first arrived in the Thirteen Colonies. Rachel previously married a Danish proprietor of St. Croix named John Micheal Levine. Later on, Rachel left her husband and was later divorced by him and forbidden to remarry under Danish law. A series of business failures left his father bankrupt. Alexander served as a clerk and apprentice for Nicholas Cruger, a West Indies merchant at the age of twelve. Nicholas Cruger seemed to go on
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In 1784, he assisted in the founding of the Bank of New York and also participates in the landmark case; Rutgers v. Waddington, which concerned the rights of former Loyalists and the formulation of judicial review. He was an advocate of a strong national government, which was not provided by the Articles of Confederation. “As a New York delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, he advocated a national government that would have virtually abolished the states and even called for a president for life to provide energetic leadership” ( Even though the Constitution was not as strong as he wished, and he was still privately critical of the Constitution, it was still preferable to the Articles of Confederation. Hoping to secure the ratification of the Constitution, he published The Federalist with the help of John Jay and James Madison in the Constitution’s defense. Hamilton also succeeded in winning New York’s vote for the ratification of the Constituion at the Poughkeepsie