Few men have influenced the United States more than Alexander Hamilton

Few men have influenced the United States more than Alexander Hamilton

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Few men have influenced the United States more than Alexander Hamilton–without him,  the United States as it is today would simply not exist. Although he was born into  poverty in a remote Caribbean colony of Holland, Alexander Hamilton eventually made  his way to the American colonies, where he rapidly emerged as one of the most  influential of the nation's Founding Fathers. Hamilton served his country in many ways:  he fought in the  American Revolution  against the British; led the efforts to reform the  inadequate Articles of Confederation; helped design the American government as  outlined in the Constitution; and even secured its ratification by writing the Federalist  Papers. Hamilton also served as the country's first and most influential Secretary of the  Treasury under George Washington. What's more, Hamilton accomplished all of these  tasks over the course of just twenty years. Hamilton's career in the Revolutionary War was distinguished. He began his military 
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