Alexander Hamilton

Events

Alexander was born

January 11,1757

Hamilton's first major responsibility. A huge amount of responsibility is thrust upon 14 year old Hamilton when the boss of the company whom he was working for at the time leaves for sea and puts Hami

1771

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

1776

After a few years serving as Washington's aid, Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler.

1780

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

1782

Hamilton serves in the Constitutional Congress and Constitutional Convention. Writes 51 of the 85 essays published in the Federal Papers

1784 - 1788

Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. And over the next two years he submits five reports on the economic issues in the country.

1789

Alexander Hamilton is successful in creating the first National Bank of the United States. Under a 20 year charter. Washington reluctantly signs the bill, under the assumption it was needed for the f

1791

Hamilton establishes a newspaper called the New York Evening Post (New York Post) with the help of editor William Coleman.

1801

July 11 Hamilton duels Aaron Burr on the banks of the hudson river, and is shot in the abdomen. July 12 Hamilton meets his untimely death

1804