Who Was Alexander Hamilton?
Who Was Alexander Hamilton?
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Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

Written by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso & illustrated by Dede Putra
Part of the Who Was . . . ? Book Series
Published by Penguin Workshop
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Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical. Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American Colonies and studied to become a lawyer. He joined a local militia during the American Revolution, rose to the rank of Major General, and became the chief aide to General George Washington. After the war, he became the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He founded the Bank of New York and The New York Post newspaper. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and is also celebrated as a co-author of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that are still used today to interpret the U.S. Constitution. The end of his life became a national scandal when he was shot and killed in a duel with then-Vice President Aaron Burr.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780399544279
    Publication Date
    August 22, 2017
    Page Count
    112
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0399544275

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