Alexander Hamilton (biography) Setting & Symbolism

Ron Chernow
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Hurricane essay

Hamilton’s essay on the hurricane that strikes St. Croix is pivotal in his life, as it sets him on a trajectory for greatness. The essay, so well-written, attracts the attention of the island’s governor, who, together with other elites, forms a fund to send Hamilton to college in New York. Had Hamilton not taken an interest in reading and writing, and had he never penned the hurricane essay, he would have never been given the chance to study abroad.

U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution serves as a framework for governance in the United States, limiting the power of government while ensuring the rights of American citizens. It is drafted during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, including Hamilton, and ratified by all American states thereafter. Hamilton is an ardent support of the Constitution, for it is the law and order which he greatly values...

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