Alexander Hamilton Timeline

Events

Alexander Hamilton was born

1757

He was born in Nevis in the Carribean.

Hamilton's mother died, he is left orphaned

1768

Hamilton and his sixty men take part in the Battle of White Plains and the Battle of Trenton

1776

Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler

1780

Hamilton is elected to congress as a representative from New York.

1782

Serves in Continental Congress and Continental Convention

1784 - 1788

Hamilton appointed first United States Secretary of Treasury

1789

Hamilton successfully creates the first National bank of the United States

1791

Hamilton establishes a newspaper called the New York Post

1801

Hamilton dies

1804

Hamilton dies on July 12, 1804 because he was shot in the abdomen.