Essay on Alexander Hamilton: Triumph and Tragedies

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Alexander Hamilton:Triumphs and Tragedies

To die a tragic death by the hand of another man- to carve ones way through destiny and shape one's future from the humblest of beginnings- to forge a legacy by a medium only those heralded as our countries "Forefathers" have per chanced to meddle with- these are the makings and the foundations for which great men and the dreams of our country rely upon.
Everyone has heard the name Alexander Hamilton, but few are familiar with his views and actions regarding the survival of the young American republic. He could be recognized for anything from serving our fledgling country by fighting in the New York militia; to serving his community as a lawyer and as a national tax agent; to beginning his
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She was forced to file for separation in February of 1740. John and Mary had at least one daughter, Rachel Faucette. The exact date of Alexander's mother's birth is not on record; however it has been speculated to be the year 1729. Her parents having separated when she was eleven years old, Rachel's life was not going to get any better. John fought the separation, he had made Rachel his sole beneficiary and the inheritor of his will. This is the extent to which Rachel knew domestic stability for her life from this point on “is a story of erratic stress” (Emery 55). Forced into marriage at the age of sixteen, she moved with her wealthy husband, Johan Michael Levein, to St. Croix. Johan knew she didn’t want him, however, “’attracted by her beauty… received her hand against her will’” (Emery 62). Having children only made a poor situation worse, and fighting among the two increased in severity and frequency, though, there’s no way to tell what the subject of these confrontations were about. Most speculate that Rachel’s stubborn nature ran against Johan’s desire to dominate and control his wife. What is known is that in 1749 Levein had jailed his wife in the fort at Christiansted; “perhaps his idea of discipline, surely his idea of right. Whatever his intentions, the results were disastrous.” (Emery 69) Rachel, leaving her son who she had birthed for Levein, ran away from this poor situation and fled to the island of St. Kitts, where her mother
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