Alexander Hamilton

Kids Can Make a Difference! When it comes to history, even kids, teens, and young adults can play an important role.  Check out this famous American to learn more hero.

Alexander Hamilton age 22

Screenshot (287)Alexander Hamilton lost his parents while living on a Caribbean island when he was just 13 years old.  To support himself and his younger brother, Hamilton got a job as a clerk.  He proved to be so smart that people help pay for him to go to King’s College which is now called Columbia University located in New York in the North American colonies.  When the American Revolution began, Hamilton at 19 years old, joined the rebels by serving as General George Washington’s chief staff aide.  He proved to be very valuable to Washington.  He later left to become a soldier on the battlefield. Later, after the war, Hamilton helped write the Federalist Papers and was a member of Washington’s first presidential cabinet.


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