Alexander Hamiton

Alexander Hamiton

Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis in the Caribbean in 1758. Hamilton?s parents were James Hamilton and Rachel Lavien. His parents started a family but they never married. In 1765 James left the family with Rachel when they moved to the island of St. Croix. Rachel and the boys opened a small shop in the main town. Alexander?s first job was that of a trading post clerk for Cruger and Beckman. St. Croix?s main export then was sugar and slaves. At the age of seventeen Hamilton moved to the state of New York. Early on in Hamilton?s life from seeing the brutal ways of slavery gave him a strong opinion of opposing slavery. Hamilton?s education was attending King college and later Columbia while he was in New York. He never considered himself as a revolutionary but in 1775 he joined the New York militia. Alexander always thought that the colonies and Britain would find a way to bind together. Hamilton was a captain of the New York Artillery Company. After two years Commander-and-Chief George Washington made him a lieutenant colonel. This rank boosted

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