The Life Of Alexander Hamilton

Events

Birth

1757

Was born on January 11, 1757 on Nevis, British West Indies

Enrolls at King's College

1773

Parliament passes the tea act, Boston Tea Party

"A Full Vindication" is published

1774

Disconnected colonist convene, First Continental Congress

Hamilton publishes "The Farmer Refuted" a patriotic pamphlet

1775

Battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. George Washington is appointed commander in chief of the continental congress. Hamilton joins a militia company.

Appointed captain of a New York artillery comapany

1776

Marrige

1780

Married Elizabeth Schuyler

Chosen delegate from Continental Congress

1782 - 1783

Appointed receiver of continental taxes for New York

Appointed first treasury secretary of the US

1789 - 1795

Founded the New York Evening Post

1801

Death

1804

Died on July 12, 1804 in New York following a duel with Aaron Burr in Weehawken, New Jersey