Hamilton Glossary

Hamilton Glossary

Battalion

A body of troops ready for battle

Bursar

Someone who manages the financials of a college or university

Cavalry

A group of soldiers who fought on horseback (in the past)

Comradery

The friendship within a group or community

Constitutional Convention

A series of meetings between delegates to create a new constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation. The Convention produced America’s Constitution, which has a strong, central government, which the Articles lacked

Continental Congress

A congress of delegates who governed the thirteen colonies during the American revolution and became the government of the United States of America

Founding Father

One of the men who helped build the United States of America and its government in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries

Harem

A group of women who are all knowingly sexually involved with the same man

Heed

To pay attention to or take notice of something

Intransigent

Refusing to change one’s views or beliefs

Kingsman

The lowest position in the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment of the British Army

Martyr

Somebody who is killed for his or her beliefs. A martyr’s death usually sparks anger and motivation in people of the same beliefs

Monticello

The name of Thomas Jefferson’s plantation in Virginia

Mount Vernon

George Washington’s plantation in Virginia

Mutiny

A rebellion against a figure of authority, such as sailors against a captain or soldiers against a general

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