Who Was Alexander Hamilton? (Who Was?)

by Pam Pollack (Author) Dede Putra (Illustrator)

Who Was Alexander Hamilton? (Who Was?)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
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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Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780399544279
Lexile Measure
910
Guided Reading Level
-
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
August 20, 2017
Series
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF007070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Political
JNF025190 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
Library of Congress categories
Biographies
United States
Politics and government
Statesmen
Hamilton, Alexander
1783-1809

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