Alexander Hamilton

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What was Hamiltons theory?
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People/governments/stake holders want us to be successful. They would get their money back and make money off our success. The U.S. would also gain respect.
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What does ‘funding at par’ mean?
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repay at face value
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What were speculators?
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wealthy citizens who could take a financial risk
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What did southern states compromise?
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that they would only agree if the capital was moved to the south (Washington DC)
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Where was Hamilton born?
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the West Indian island Nevis
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What were the problems with his birthdate?
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They don’t know the actual date he was born; born into poverty.
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Where did he attend college?
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Kings College, now Columbia’s College.
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What was his role during the American Revolution?
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Promoted to lieutenant Colonel, and was Washington’s assistant.
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What was his profession after the war?
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He became a lawyer
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What were his beliefs about the government?
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he wanted a strong national government and a president for life
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What was he under Washington’s first cabinet?
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Secretary of Treasury
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What were criticisms of Hamilton’s plans?
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People thought it would subordinate agriculture and subvert the republican ideals of the American Revolution.
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How did the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr end?
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Burr, the vice president, shot and killed Hamilton

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