Alexander Hamilton

Charles A. CONANT (1861 - 1915)


Alexander Hamilton was a significant figure in the political and economic development of the early United States. He served in the American Revolutionary War and became an aide to General George Washington. He was one of the authors (along with John Jay and James Madison) of a series of essays know as The Federalist Papers, which were written in support of the ratification of the proposed Constitution. Scholars and others still refer to these essays to this day for interpretation of the Constitution. As the first Secretary of the Treasury in George Washington’s Cabinet, Hamilton was a proponent of a strong centralized government. Hamilton pursued many actions (some controversial) in an attempt to provide financial stability for the new government, including the establishment of the U.S. Mint and a National Bank. Ironically, he may most often be remembered for the infamous pistol duel with Aaron Burr that resulted in Hamilton’s death. (Summary by lubee930)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter 1 - Youth and Early Services, Part 1 Mike Pelton
00:12:05
Play 02 02 - Chapter 1 - Youth and Early Services, Part 2 Mike Pelton
00:12:35
Play 03 03 - Chapter 2 - The Fight for the Constitution, Part 1 Daniel Vimont
00:14:54
Play 04 04 - Chapter 2 - The Fight for the Constitution, Part 2 Daniel Vimont
00:13:17
Play 05 05 - Chapter 3 - Establishing the Public Credit, Part 1 Ruth Golding
00:09:44
Play 06 06 - Chapter 3 - Establishing the Public Credit, Part 2 Kevin W. Davidson
00:10:04
Play 07 07 - Chapter 4 - Congress Sustains Hamilton Daniel Vimont
00:14:29
Play 08 08 - Chapter 5 - Strengthening the Bonds of Union, Part 1 Kevin W. Davidson
00:15:21
Play 09 09 - Chapter 5 - Strengthening the Bonds of Union, Part 2 Judy Guinan
00:11:04
Play 10 10 - Chapter 6 - Foreign Affairs and Neutrality, Part 1 Hal Kuhns
00:09:19
Play 11 11 - Chapter 6 - Foreign Affairs and Neutrality, Part 2 Hal Kuhns
00:09:19
Play 12 12 - Chapter 7 - Hamilton as a Party Leader, Part 1 Guero
00:10:41
Play 13 13 - Chapter 7 - Hamilton as a Party Leader, Part 2 Guero
00:10:46
Play 14 14 - Chapter 8 - Hamilton's Death and Character Guero
00:13:09