By Pam Rosenberg
Alexander Hamilton was once many stuff: pupil, soldier, and maybe such a lot famously, founding father. younger readers will study the tale of Alexander Hamilton, from his early formative years years to his changing into probably the most vital figures in US heritage.
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29 Glossary TERMS constitution (kon-stuh-TOO-shuhn) A constitution is a written set of laws that lists the rights of the people and powers of the government of a country. The Constitution of the United States was written at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. duel (DOO-uhl) A duel is a fight between two people using swords or guns as weapons. Aaron Burr challenged Alexander Hamilton to a duel. Loyalist (LOI-uhl-ist) A loyalist was a colonist who remained loyal to Great Britain during the American Revolution.
1774 The First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Hamilton publishes A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress. 1789 George Washington is elected president of the United States and appoints Hamilton as the first secretary of the treasury. 1777 George Washington asks Hamilton to join his staff at the Continental army’s headquarters. 1790 Hamilton begins writing a series of reports that outline his financial plan for the country. 1780 Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler on December 14.
Duel (DOO-uhl) A duel is a fight between two people using swords or guns as weapons. Aaron Burr challenged Alexander Hamilton to a duel. Loyalist (LOI-uhl-ist) A loyalist was a colonist who remained loyal to Great Britain during the American Revolution. Dr. Myles Cooper, the president of King’s College, was a Loyalist. militia (muh-LISH-uh) A militia is a group of citizens who are trained to fight in the event of an emergency. Alexander Hamilton enlisted in the New York militia when the American Revolution began.