Alexander Hamilton is best known today for the duel he fought with Aaron Burr that ended his life. But Hamilton was also one of the most important Founding Fathers of the United States. Born on an island in the Caribbean, he was without a family by the time he was twelve years old. Brilliant, courageous, and full of energy, Hamilton went on to be a commander in the Revolutionary War, and aide to George Washington. Recognizing that our nation needed a strong central government, he defended our Constitution, and he created the banking system that is still used in the United States today.
by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Matt Collins.
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.