Alexander Hamilton was born on the date of January 11, 1755 in the West Indies British owned islands of Nevis through his parents James Hamilton and Rachel Lavien.
The Death of His Mother
Feb 19, 1768
Alexander's mother dies due to yellow fever. Alexander is also very sick at this time.
Jan 1, 1774
Hamilton begins his studies in King College (Columbia University). During this time, Hamilton had also written his first political pamphlet, "A Full Vindication of the Members of Congress."
The American Revolutionary War
Apr 19, 1775
The first shots of the American Revolution are fired at the battles of Lexington and Concord. Soon after this event, Alexander Hamilton joins the New York State provincial militia.
Battle of Monmouth
June 28, 1778
During the Battle of Monmouth , Alexander Hamilton had his horse shot down from under him. These battles that Hamilton had participated in made him a efficient soldier and leader.
Alexander Hamilton Married Elizabeth Schuyler
Dec 14, 1780
Alexander Hamilton meets Elizabeth Schuyler, and they deeply fall in love. They then decide to marry each other.
The Constitutional Convention
May 1, 1787
Alexander Hamilton participated in the Constitutional Convention among many other delegates from other states; however, due to the lack of success he had hoped to achieve through the convention, he went to practice law in New York.
June 6, 1788
Alexander Hamilton and the other Federalists delegates are opposing those who declined the idea of the Constitution being passed. Through Hamilton's good and powerful speech, he was able to get the Constitution passed once 11 of the thirteen colonies had ratified the document. The Constitution had become the governing document of the American colonies.
Secretary of Treasury
Sep 14, 1789
George Washington becomes the first President of the United States. He elects Alexander Hamilton to be the first Secretary of the Treasury. During this time, he devises a plan to restore the nation's poor financial situation.
The Death of Alexander Hamilton
July 11, 1804
Alexander Hamilton is mortally wounded in the duel against Aaron Burr. He will die the next day after suffering from physical agony.