Hamilton began to focus his attention on King

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Hamilton began to focus his attention on King's College in New York City, which later  changed its name to Columbia University. This college's president, Myles Cooper,  granted Hamilton's request for independent study, and Hamilton moved through his  courses quickly, often hiring college professors to provide him with personal instruction  outside of regular class hours. Like many young college freshmen, Hamilton seriously  considered becoming a doctor after graduating, and for a while took as many science  courses as he could manage. Hamilton changed his mind, however, when he  discovered the joys of history and philosophy. He enjoyed debating immensely and  spent many hours writing as well. Hamilton also jumped into politics with vigor. In 1774, New York was caught up in the  final desperate moments before the eruption of the  Revolutionary War . Debates and 
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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