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By Pam Rosenberg

Alexander Hamilton used to be many stuff: pupil, soldier, and maybe so much famously, founding father. younger readers will examine the tale of Alexander Hamilton, from his early adolescence years to his turning into essentially the most very important figures in US historical past.

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1780 Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler on December 14. 1804 Burr runs for governor of New York and Hamilton campaigns against him; Burr shoots Hamilton in a duel, and Hamilton dies on July 12. 29 Glossary TERMS constitution (kon-stuh-TOO-shuhn) A constitution is a written set of laws that lists the rights of the people and powers of the government of a country. The Constitution of the United States was written at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. duel (DOO-uhl) A duel is a fight between two people using swords or guns as weapons.

This statue in New York City’s Central Park honors the life and accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton. 28 Time LINE 1755 1755 Alexander Hamilton is born on January 11 on the island of Nevis. 1765 The Sons of Liberty organize in England’s American colonies; Hamilton’s father returns to Saint Kitts, leaving his family behind on Saint Croix. 1771 Hamilton’s boss, Nicholas Cruger, leaves him in charge of his business while he travels to New York. 1772 Hamilton sails to Boston and then travels on to New York to continue his education.

Alexander Hamilton wrote anonymous newspaper articles in support of the Patriots. pseudonym (SOOD-uh-nim) A pseudonym is a false name—often called a pen name—used by an author instead of his real name. Hamilton used the pseudonym Publius when writing The Federalist. second (SEK-uhnd) In a duel, a second is a person’s alternate. It is the duty of the seconds to try to reconcile the two parties without resorting to violence. According to his second, Hamilton planned to fire into the air instead of at Burr.

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