Hamilton was the head of the first U.S. treasury and despite coming from poverty and orphaned at a young age, he became one of the core founding fathers of America starting at a young age. Many politicians have mixed legacies and Hamilton was one of those politicians. He was a nationalist (meaning desire for strong central control, aka Washington government.) When he became the head of treasury, he knew he needed to unite the nation’s debt and create a central currency. It was monumentally important; can you imagine the first 13 states of the United States with their own currency? Thanks to his life work, he is now the face of the twenty-dollar bill.
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Step By Step Drawing Guide: Alexander Hamilton
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Alex Hamilton Trivia for Kids
- Hamilton was the general of the U.S. army twice.
- Hamilton was born on the West Indian Island of Nevis; not in the United States. In fact, no one really knows his exact birthday.
- Hamilton was close to George Washington. He became Washington’s aide-de-camp (with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel) and became later became Washington’s right-hand man as Secretary of Treasury.
- He (and two other men) started the popular “The Federalist Papers” that promoted a central currency and more united government.
- Hamilton also created the First Bank of the United States at his peak influence.
- During a duel, he was shot by Aaron Burr. This duel ended Hamilton’s life and also in a sense Burr’s life and political career.
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