The father of the U.S. economy; the architect and exemplar of the American Dream
Alexander Hamilton is born in Nevis.
Hamilton's mother dies of yellow fever, essentially orphaning Hamilton.
Hamilton immigrates to New York to attend Kings College, now Columbia University.
On March 14, Hamilton becomes captain of the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Unit.
George Washington names Hamilton his aide-de-camp.
Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler on December 14th.
Hamilton is elected to Congress as a Representative from New York. The same year, he and Elizabeth welcome their first child.
The Bank of New York, founded by Hamilton, opens its doors on June 9th.
Hamilton, along with James Madison and John Jay, release the Federalist Papers.
Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
Hamilton creates the first National Bank of the United States.
Hamilton resigns as Secretary of Treasury.
Hamilton and Aaron Burr fight a duel, and Hamilton is shot in the abdomen. The next day, he dies from his wound.
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