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Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton’s picture is on the U.S. $10 bill.
  U.S. statesman and leader of the Federalists; as the first Secretary of the Treasury he establish a federal bank; mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr (1755-1804)
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Hamilton was also one of the authors of the Federalist Papers.
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  • Alexander Hamilton’s picture is on the U.S. $10 bill.
  • The mousy little man would leave a picture of Alexander Hamilton under his plate, bad enough for the girl who had made the trade, but worse, Delores would crow over it.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • In July, 1804, in a duel, Burr killed Alexander Hamilton, a celebrated leader of the Federal party.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • Senators would not stand for re-election every two years—indeed, Alexander Hamilton suggested they be given life tenure—and a six-year term was intended to insulate them from public opinion.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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  • They told of the mighty who had fallen ill: Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and Dr. Rush himself Both had recovered, though Dr. Rush’s sister had died.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • That’s not bad… …That’s not bad… … He’s through now, … Harvey went on…. He’s written about all the things he knows, and now he’s on all the things he doesn’t know… … I guess he’s all right, … I said…. I just can’t read him…. … Oh, nobody reads him now, … Harvey said, … except the people that used to read the Alexander Hamilton Institute… … Well, … I said…. That was a good thing, too…. … Sure, … said Harvey.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
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    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Commanding the fire from Fort George was a nineteen-year-old captain of New York artillery, Alexander Hamilton, who had left King’s College to serve in the Cause.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • In the privacy of his journal he called Alexander Hamilton "a damnable villain"; Robert Morris, "the greatest blackguard"; and referred to James Madison as "His Littleness."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • *o [Footnote o: At this time Alexander Hamilton, who was one of the principal founders of the Constitution, ventured to express the following sentiments in "The Federalist," No. 71:— "There are some who would be inclined to regard the servile pliancy of the Executive to a prevailing current, either in the community or in the Legislature, as its best recommendation.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1

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  • In no time the British were on the outskirts of the city, and before dawn on September 19, in response to urgent warning messages from a young officer on Washington’s staff, Alexander Hamilton, Congress began departing with all possible speed—"chased like a covey of partridges," as Adams would say—to resettle in the little market town of York to the west.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • When Captain Alexander Hamilton and his artillerymen fired a few rounds into the building, the redcoats gave up.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Otherwise, to fill the time there was little but the newspapers and talk of a sensational scandal involving Alexander Hamilton.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Since summer Alexander Hamilton had been working on a "letter" intended initially for a select few Federalists in several states.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • With Bache, Callender, and Alexander Hamilton all in their graves, Adams could only have assumed that such accusations were things of the past.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In the summer of 1804, on the banks of the Hudson River at Weehawken, New Jersey, Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The first of the British artillery arrived at the river, and by late afternoon British and American cannon were exchanging fire, the American guns commanded by young Captain Alexander Hamilton.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • In the event of a tie, the decision would go to the House of Representatives, a prospect so disturbing to Alexander Hamilton that he "deemed [it] an essential point of caution" to see that John Adams did not wind up with such a strong showing in the electoral count as to embarrass Washington.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It was a victory the Federalists were happy to drink to, but the Republicans soon had their own cause to celebrate, when Alexander Hamilton announced he would retire.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In response, Hamilton published his own pamphlet, Observations on Certain Documents …. in which …. the Charge of Speculation against Alexander Hamilton …. is Fully Refuted.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • At the heart of the issue was whether Alexander Hamilton should be made the second-highest-ranking officer in the new army, as Washington preferred and as Hamilton desperately desired.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In addition, Adams submitted a list of proposed general officers that included Alexander Hamilton, but also several Republicans, most notably Aaron Burr, as well as his own son-in-law, Colonel Smith.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • A Letter from Alexander Hamilton, Concerning the Public Conduct and Character of john Adams, Esq., President of the United States, a fifty-four-page pamphlet, was published in New York at the end of October.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In the meanwhile, as the President was unaware, his cabinet—Wolcott and McHenry in particular—were receiving continued advice and directions from Alexander Hamilton, who had supposedly retired from public life.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Hearing of the dismissals, Alexander Hamilton quickly asked Pickering to search the files at the Department of State for "copies of extracts of all such documents as will enable you to explain both Jefferson and Adams."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Many of the harshest attacks on Hamilton’s economic policies—and some of the more biting comments on Washington himself—came from the National Gazette, a newspaper newly established in Philadelphia as an antidote to the partisan Federalist views of the Gazette of the United States, to which Alexander Hamilton was a regular contributor of essays and money.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • They belonged to the ardently anti-French, pro-British wing of the party who considered Alexander Hamilton their leader, and because of this, and the fact that they had served in the Washington cabinet, they were inclined to look down on John Adams.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • His stay at Quincy would be longer even than the year before, but the stress of the undeclared war—the Quasi-War, as it came to be known, or Half-War, as he called it—combined with the threatening ambitions of Alexander Hamilton and growing dissension within Adams’s own cabinet, filled his days with frustration and worry.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • To add to Adams’s troubles, Alexander Hamilton was up to his old tricks behind the scenes, urging the strongest possible support for Thomas Pinckney, ostensibly as a way to keep Jefferson from becoming Vice President, but also, it was suspected, to defeat Adams as well and make Pinckney president—Pinckney being someone Hamilton could more readily control.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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