This is a painting of the bank of north America, it is the first bank in United States history. Alexander Hamilton along with Robert Morris co-founded this bank. This Is extremely important because at the time of the bank's founding the United States had little to no credit or money, this bank was instrumental to making the U.S. dollar worth something and also supplied the united states government with credit during rough times
This is the song Are you Aaron Burr Sir? From the musical Hamilton, this musical really changed Hamilton's legacy, the musical was a hit on Broadway and is now going on tour, it has the entire country wanting to learn about revolutionary times and has really thrust one of the most important figures in USA history into the spotlight, even though the story isn't 100% based on facts it really captures the essence of Hamilton's life as a person who had to fight for everything in his life and who would give everything for his country
This is an image of Eliza Schuyler, they say men are only as strong as the women behind them and that is completely true in this case, she stood beside Hamilton his entire political career even after the affair. After his death she spent years trying to get people to learn about Hamilton and even opened up the first private orphanage in New York City that she privately dedicated to him
This is an image of Aaron Burr Hamilton's friend turned enemy, Burr's story is a complicated one, a success story turned bad. Burr's parents passed away when he was young. He went to Princeton and finished his degree in two years, he then took a massive part in the US revolution being a commander. He met Hamilton shortly before the revolution and the two became good friends. Burr betrayed Hamilton by running for office against Hamilton's father in law and the two drifted apart eventually after the events that took place in the election of 1800 the two dueled and Burr shot and killed Alexander Hamilton
This is a poster for Thomas Jefferson in the election of 1800 perhaps one of the most famous elections in US history, the electoral college was completely split between Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson. The senate was also basically split but Alexander Hamilton used his influence to convince the house to vote for Thomas Jefferson over his friend Aaron Burr, believing that Jefferson was a better leader for the country even though they hated each other, unfortunately this decision would lead to Hamilton's demise
This is the isle of St Kits and Nevis in the Caribbean where Alexander Hamilton grew up, he was abandoned by his father and his mother died when he was ten by disease, he was in extreme poverty after his Mother's death he moved in with his cousin who committed suicide. After his cousin committed suicide he started writing and worked for his late mothers landlord. Eventually when he was 14 he was placed as the head of the trading charter, he eventually was able to amass enough funds to get on a ship and immigrate to the United States
The Reynolds pamphlet was a pamphlet written by Alexander Hamilton exposing his affair with a women whose husband he had paid to keep quiet, he printed it in fear that his enemies would use it against him as James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr found out about the payments while trying to uncover Alexander Hamilton for embezzling government funds, of course he did not embezzle government funds but instead they found this
The federalist papers where a series of essays defending the new United States constitution written by John Jay, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton. In total there where 85 essays Hamilton wrote 51 out of the total 85. They are important because they really put Alexander Hamilton on the map as a writer and an essayist these papers where widely distributed across the United States and really changed people's opinions on the constitution.