Alexander Hamilton (biography) - Chapter 9 – Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Ron Chernow
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In Chapter 9: Raging Billows, Hamilton formally becomes a citizen of New York State on in May, 1782. At home, he tends to his newborn son, Philip, and enjoys spending time with his wife and family. Hamilton, now 27, returns to the study of law and seeks to make a name for himself in politics. Hamilton passes the bar and is licensed as an attorney. (Chernow takes a moment to point out that Aaron Burr has also established a law office in Albany, six months before Hamilton.) Hamilton soon after learns that John Laurents has been killed in one of the final actions of the American Revolution, which deeply saddens Hamilton. Still, he continues to write on the subject of politics, and to press for reforms, such as expediting tax collecting. He is appointed by the New York legislature to represent New York in the Continental...

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