Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary - Chapter Eleven: “Hamilton’s Heart” (260 - 291) Summary & Analysis

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Alexander spent his last weeks arranging payments and advising the president. After he left, Washington wrote a note expressing his respect for Alexander. Now Alexander had to provide for his family. He only had $500, and it would take six years to get out of debt. He was offered a job in real estate representing foreign buyers, but he turned it down. Meanwhile, a treaty was signed with England that forced America to treat England as a preferred trade partner. When Washington asked for advice on the treaty, Alexander told him that it avoided a war America could not fight. Republicans also wanted reimbursements for lost slaves, which did not pass in the Senate. Opponents staged a protest, where Alexander was pelted with rocks for speaking against them. He was challenged to two separate duels over baseless accusations. Both ended...

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