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Alexander Hamilton MovieMuffie MeyerBorn 1755 not in American colonies but on Nevis tropical island in Caribbean “Hero of the American revolution, architect of a country’s financial system, and under president Washington the most powerful man in the United States”Founding father- only outsiderControversial Tragic figureOrphan, immigrant, a scholarship boy, a college dropout Prohibited from Christian school (since his father wasn’t married to his mother) and had no rights of inheritanceLived in Saint coqui, father tried to get in the sugar trade then didn’t work out and left Alexander. Mother died of yellow feverAt age of 14 was appointed as a clerk Had to become a Master of international currenciesEmployer became sick and he took over for 6 months and saved the companyBuying and selling of slaves too work sugar farms was important in west indies (alexander believed this was a waste of talent)4,001772- running major shipping company and writing articles for the newspaper people establish a fund for him to go to the American colonies and be educated 1773- 18 year old Hamilton comes to America parliament is imposing taxes on Americans without consent Hamilton is in New York but is swept up in the revolution and isn’t dedicated to the king like other new Yorkers.He urges Americans to rise up against the BritishHamilton seizes rifles Mob gathers outsides of kings college (his college)

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