Alexander Hamilton

Events

Alexander Hamilton

January 11, 1757

Alexander Hamilton's birth date. He was born in Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Hamilton moves to St. Croix

1765

Hamilton's parents, Rachel Fawcett and James Hamilton, decide to move to St. Croix. But then James Hamilton abandons his family. And so Hamilton began working as a clerk.

Hamilton's mother

1768

Rachel Fawcett, Hamilton's mother, died in 1768. And when she passed, he became closer to his mother's relatives.

Hamilton's education

1773

Hamilton enrolls King's College (now known as Columbia University)

Hamilton publishes "The Farmer Refuted"

1775

Alexander Hamilton writes and publishes a patriotic pamphlet called "The Farmer Refuted". During that time, there was the Battles of Bunker Hill, Lexington, and Concord. And so later on, Hamilton joins a militia.

Alexander Hamilton and John Jay

1779

After every battle Hamilton had over the past few years, he then writes to John Jay, saying that slaves should be enlisted to fighting and freedom.

Hamilton's marrige

1780

Alexander Hamilton marries Elizabeth (Eliza) Schuyler.

Hamilton writes "The Federalists" papers

1787

Alexander Hamilton enters the Constitutional Convention. During the convention, he writes "The Federalists" papers with James Madison and John Jay.

Hamilton serves for treasury

1789

President Washington chose Hamilton to be the first secretary of treasury.