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Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plan

Introduction to Alexander Hamilton

In Ron Chernow's epic biography Alexander Hamilton, the historian offers an extensively researched picture of the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's Founding Fathers. Chernow provides both a thorough and excellent account of Hamilton's life, and the lives of the other major players in Hamilton's world, as well as historical analysis of Hamilton's political perspectives and personal decisions along the way.

Although Alexander Hamilton’s exact date of birth is not known, Chernow decides to use January 11, 1755, which is the most up-to-date estimate available, and notes that he was born on Nevis, an island in the British West Indies. Alexander's mother raises him and...

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