By Pam Rosenberg
Alexander Hamilton used to be many stuff: pupil, soldier, and maybe such a lot famously, founding father. younger readers will research the tale of Alexander Hamilton, from his early formative years years to his changing into essentially the most vital figures in US historical past.
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Playing many roles—aide to General Washington during the Revolution, author of The Federalist, first secretary of the treasury—Hamilton helped create the United States of America we know today. This statue in New York City’s Central Park honors the life and accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton. 28 Time LINE 1755 1755 Alexander Hamilton is born on January 11 on the island of Nevis. 1765 The Sons of Liberty organize in England’s American colonies; Hamilton’s father returns to Saint Kitts, leaving his family behind on Saint Croix.
Militia (muh-LISH-uh) A militia is a group of citizens who are trained to fight in the event of an emergency. Alexander Hamilton enlisted in the New York militia when the American Revolution began. paroled (puh-ROLD) A prisoner who is paroled is released early on the condition that he or she will obey the law. Hercules Mulligan was paroled on the condition that he would not leave New York City. 30 Patriots (PAY-tree-uhts) The colonists who opposed the British and wanted to gain independence for the American colonies were known as the Patriots.
1789 George Washington is elected president of the United States and appoints Hamilton as the first secretary of the treasury. 1777 George Washington asks Hamilton to join his staff at the Continental army’s headquarters. 1790 Hamilton begins writing a series of reports that outline his financial plan for the country. 1780 Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler on December 14. 1804 Burr runs for governor of New York and Hamilton campaigns against him; Burr shoots Hamilton in a duel, and Hamilton dies on July 12.