Hamilton, Alexander

  1. A soldier and political leader of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Hamilton advised George Washington in the Revolutionary War , wrote most of the essays in The Federalist Papers, and was a leader in the drafting of the Constitution . He later served under Washington as the first secretary of the treasury in the new government. A Federalist , he was opposed politically by Thomas Jefferson and both politically and personally by Aaron Burr ( see Jeffersonianism versus Hamiltonianism ). Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel, in which Burr killed him ( see Burr-Hamilton duel ).

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So did Alexander Hamilton, and on a grander scale than your AmEx.

Madison is at odds with Alexander Hamilton and puts in place the mechanism for an opposition political party.

Alexander Hamilton was the Founding Father most in favor of a strong central government.

Neither has the lack of evidence stopped people from arguing that Alexander Hamilton was gay.

Alexander Hamilton publicly apologized for an extramarital affair, two centuries before Bill Clinton.

It existed among the American democracy as early as the time of Alexander Hamilton.

He turned, vexed at the loss of his chance as Alexander Hamilton and Mrs. Swanwick joined them.

She was a woman of exalted character, and worthy to be the wife of Alexander Hamilton.

Alexander Hamilton was Secretary of the Treasury and on him devolved the duty of raising funds for the government.

Alexander Hamilton proposed that the government assume the whole debt.