The Life and Times of Alexander Hamilton

Events

Birth

January 11, 1755

Born on the island of Nevis, British West Indies.

Joined militia company

1775

Became General George Washington's assistant

1777

Marriage

December 14, 1780

Got married to Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, NY.

Found the bank of New York

1784

Founded the Bank of New York, America's oldest continuous banking organization.

Wrote the Federalist Papers

1787 - 1788

Signed the Constitution

September 17, 1787

Convinced New Yorkers to agree to ratify the U.S Constitution

1788

Served as the nation's first secretary of the treasury

1789 - 1795

Death

July 12, 1804

In New York City, died of a gunshot wound that he sustained during a duel with Aaron Burr