1. In what year was
Alexander Hamilton born?
2. Where was Hamilton
3. Who was Alexander
Hamilton's mother married to before she gave birth to Alexander?
4. After his mother
died in 1768, what did Alexander do?
5. Who recognized
Hamilton's keen intellect and encouraged him to further his education?
6. Alexander first
planned to attend what distinguished university in the American
7. What college did
Hamilton actually attend?
8. Which general
did Hamilton serve as an aide during most of the Revolutionary
9. What was Hamilton's
rank during his four years as a military aide?
10. What was Hamilton's
wife's maiden name?
11. Which name did
Alexander Hamilton give to both his first and last sons?
12. After the Revolutionary
War ended, what did Hamilton study to become?
13. Hamilton was
one of the few delegates who actually attended a conference to
amend the Articles of Confederation in which city?
14. Hamilton called
for another convention to amend the Articles to take place in what
15. Who was Hamilton's
major political opponent in New York in the 1780s?
16. At the Philadelphia
Convention, what did many of the delegates believed Hamilton to
17. Unlike most Americans,
Hamilton based much of his political ideology on the writings of
18. Which political
system did Hamilton believe to be the best in the world?
19. Which of these
did Hamilton believe should be eliminated from the American political
20. When the drafting
committee at the convention presented the new Constitution to all
the delegates, what did Alexander Hamilton do?
21. To encourage
Americans to ratify the Constitution, what work did Hamilton co-
22. What pseudoynm
did Hamilton use in the Federalist Papers?
23. With whom did
Hamilton collaborate to write the Federalist Papers?
24. While at the
Philadelphia Convention, for how long a term did Hamilton propose
that the President of the United States serve?
25. During the first
presidential election in 1789, whom did Hamilton support?
26. After George
Washington was elected the first President of the United States,
to what position did he appoint Hamilton?
27. Who was Hamilton's
primary political rival while serving in Washington's cabinet?
28. What political
faction did Hamilton lead?
29. For how many
years did Hamilton serve as the Secretary of the Treasury?
30. While serving
as Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton fought for the creation of
31. Hamilton encouraged
Washington to gather troops from throughout the U.S. to crush a
rebellion by what group?
32. While Secretary
of the Treasury, what did Hamilton write?
33. In his report On
the Subject of Manufactures, what does Hamilton argue?
34. How many people
died during the Whiskey Rebellion in Pennsylvania?
35. In his first Report
on the Public Credit, what does Hamilton argue?
36. Whom did Alexander
Hamilton request Presidents Washington and Adams to send to London
and Paris to negotiate peace treaties?
37. How did Alexander
Hamilton's son Philip die?
38. In Washington's
1796 Farewell Address speech, what did he ask Americans to do?
39. Who became President
and Vice President, respectively, in 1800?
40. When Washington
was reinstated as the commander-in-chief of the U.S. military in
1798, what was Hamilton's rank?
41. To Hamilton's
dismay, for what office did Aaron Burr choose in 1804?
42. Who shot and
killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel?