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 1557, 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, and later the death of his mother. Alexander served as a clerk and apprentice at a counting house at the age of twelve. In three more years, he was in charge of the business. Hamilton, with the aid of funds by friends, studied at a grammar school in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and later earned a bachelor’s of arts degree at King’s College (Present day Columbia University) in New York City.
A Heroic Deed
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Hamilton was commissioned captain of a company of artillery by the New York Providential Congress on mar 14, 1776. He also participated at the Battle of Long Island, and at the White Plains. His military reputation caught the eye of General Nathaniel Greene, who introduced Hamilton to General Washington with a recommendation for advancement. Hamilton served Washington for four years as an aid, until he resigned after a dispute with Washington (still remained in the army). His final significant military achievement was leading the American column in a final assault at the Battle of