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Alexander Hamilton

(1755—1804) politician in the United States of America

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Hamilton, Alexander

Hamilton, Alexander (1757–1804)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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(1757–1804), American statesman. ...

“My weakness,” wrote Alexander Hamilton at age twelve, is an “Ambition…so prevalent that I contemn

Hamilton, Alexander

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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(1755–1804), ...

was born in the Leeward Islands, the illegitimate son of a Scottish merchant. A letter he wrote

Hamilton, Alexander

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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2004

(1755–1804), Revolutionary soldier and statesman. ...

Born in Nevis, Hamilton migrated to New York in 1772, where he

Hamilton, Alexander

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The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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2005
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Though best known for his achievements as the first secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton contributed significantly to the establishment and ...

Hamilton, Alexander, and African Americans

Hamilton, Alexander, and African Americans (c. 1755–1804)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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To a greater extent than any of the other American founders, Alexander Hamilton (c. 1755–1804) ...

grew up among

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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During the American Revolution, he served as George Washington's aide-de-camp and secretary. He was the leading writer of The ...

Hamilton, Alexander

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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412 words

Alexander Hamilton entered King's College (later Columbia University) in New York in 1773. Three years later he joined the ...

Hamilton, Alexander

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The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management

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2010
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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529 words

Alexander Hamilton was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis on 11 January 1757, the illegitimate son of James ...

Hamilton, Alexander

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The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists

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2010
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Social sciences, Economics
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Alexander Hamilton was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis on 11 January 1757, the illegitimate son of James ...

Hamilton, Alexander

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

Hamilton exerted a profound influence on the nascent nation. During the Revolutionary War, Hamilton acted as George Washington's aide-de-camp (...

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