Getting to Know People Profile


Your Name: Alec Hamady

Who was the person you read about?
Alexander Hamilton




  • What was their early life like?
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January 11, 1755 or 1757 the website that I looked at says that the exact date is unknown. The island that he was born on was the island of Nevis in the British West Indies. In Hamilton's early life we was a founding father.


  • What was their professional life like (what did they do for a living) before the creation of the Constitution?
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Hamilton's political agenda entailed establishing a stronger federal government under a new Constitution. In 1787, while serving as a New York delegate, he met in Philadelphia with other delegates to discuss how to fix the Articles of Confederation, which were so weak that they could not persist in keeping the Union intact. During the meeting, Hamilton expressed his view that a reliable ongoing source of revenue would be crucial to developing a more powerful and resilient central government.


  • What was their family life like?
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His mother, a Frenchwoman named Rachel Fawcett Lavine, was married to someone else when Hamilton was born. When Rachel's husband threw her out of the house, she moved in with Hamilton's father, a Scottish trader named James.


  • What are two things that you learned about this person that made you like them more?
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  • He was a founding father
  • His mom was married to two people


  • What are two things that you learned about this person that made you like them less?
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  • I still like him or I like him even more

  • References:
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http://www.biography.com/people/alexander-hamilton-9326481#synopsis