Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

Who He Was:

Lived from January 11, 1755 or 1757 to July 12, 1804

Founding Father

Founder of the Federalist Party

Founder of the National Bank

Mortally wounded by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel

Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation for New York from November 4, 1782 to June 21, 1783

Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation for New York from November 3, 1788 to March 2, 1789

1st United States Secretary of the Treasury from September 11, 1789 to January 31, 1795

Senior Officer of the Army from December 14, 1799 to June 15, 1800

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Words of Wisdom:

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.” ~ Letter to Robert Morris,¬†April 30, 1781

We are now forming a republican government. Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.” ~ Federal Convention, June 26, 1787

It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this.” ~ Speech in New York to ratify the U.S. Constitution, June 21, 1788

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