Alexander Hamilton : the hero who helped shape America
Title
Alexander Hamilton : the hero who helped shape America

Author
Kanefield, Teri, 1960- author.

ISBN
9781419725784

Physical Description
203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Contents
An orphan and a dreamer -- An immigrant -- A soldier -- Victory in love and war -- Striving for magnificence -- Capitalism: A new vision for America -- Due process of law -- Steps in the right direction -- The good ship Hamilton -- Secretary of the treasury -- Rivalry with Jefferson -- Rivalry with Burr -- Afterword -- Legacy.

Reading Level
1170 L Lexile

Personal Subject
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.

Subject Term
Founding Fathers of the United States -- Biography.
 
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.

Geographic Term
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809.

Genre
Biographies

Local Subject
Teen nonfiction collection.

Summary
"The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. In contrast, he envisioned something different: along with agriculture and small towns, he imagined a multiracial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. A poor immigrant, Hamilton believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for newcomers. His vision put him at odds with Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and others; they envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states controlled their own destiny, and the federal government remained small and weak. Hamilton died in a duel, defending his ideas and his honor. Because of the systems Hamilton set up and the ideas he left, his vision won out. Here is the story that epitomizes the American dream--a poor immigrant who made good in America"--


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Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookJ 973.4092 KAN11Nonfiction Collection
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