Alexander Hamilton Contributions

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Few Americans are aware of the profound impact Alexander Hamilton had on our nation’s development with his creation of multiple, important institutions. Hamilton, a true Founding Father of our nation, is primarily accountable for the design and establishment of Federal institutions, especially for the financial system which helped form the states into a nation. These creations of his helped put this nation on its path toward an industrial economy. Hamilton wanted a manufacturing economy founded on financial principles. He played a key role in shaping President George Washington’s foreign policy based on American self-interest.
Hamilton also contributed in numerous other ways to help form the country we know today.
Alexander Hamilton was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1755. Hamilton's parents were Rachel Fawcett Lavien, who was of British and French Huguenot descent, and James Hamilton, a Scottish trader. After being left by his father, the death of his mother left him an orphan at the age of 13. He was taken in by his cousin and then later by a wealthy merchant family who noticed his intelligence and drive. He attended Kings College in New York City but with the American colonies on the brink of a revolution, Hamilton was drawn more to political involvement than he was to academics. Hamilton joined a militia company in 1775 and the following year he formed an artillery company, his first notable creation. After that he become
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