Alexander Hamilton Accomplishments Essay

Imagine having your father leave your family and your mother die at the age of twelve. Imagine after all of that, spend years studying in the Caribbean alone and finally being sent to America. That is what happened to Alexander Hamilton. All of that time he spent reading and writing helped him in the future. He used the skills he created to make a brilliant financial system that would be used hundreds of years later. In addition to a financial system, Hamilton wrote most of the Federalist Papers. Hamilton wrote 51 essays out of the 85 essays. He could not have done this without his ambition, determination, and brilliance. Because of all the time he spent studying, Hamilton became very smart and rose up in power and was chosen to be a New…

Hamilton was a brilliant man who used his time very wisely and did not waste a second doing something he felt was unimportant. Hamilton knew how to use his knowledge to his own advantage. An example of this could be when he teamed up with James Madison and John Jay to create the Federalist Papers. Under a pseudonym, or fake name, the three men wrote a total of 85 essays in the span of six months (Kent 68). James Madison and John Jay did not write many compared to Hamilton. John Jay got very ill after writing five and was unable to write more. Madison wrote 25 of the essays, and Hamilton wrote an astonishing 51. In addition to the Federalist Papers, Hamilton also created the most important thing he will be remembered for. Hamilton was sure that with the start of a new country, they were going to need a good and stable financial system. The United States had already piled up a large amount of national debt, and also had the state debts to deal with. After becoming Secretary of the Treasury in George Washington’s presidential cabinet, Hamilton had to come up with a plan to get rid of the debt. At a cabinet meeting, Hamilton proposed that the nation consumes the state debt and establish a national bank. Thomas Jefferson, as he…