Today, Alexander Hamilton is known for more than just his face on the $10 bill. From Hamilton College, to Ron Chernow’s biography Hamilton, and now the award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton has become a household name. If you can’t get enough of him, then you should check out Albany’s new tours and exhibit, which highlight Hamilton’s personal connections to the city.
As one of the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was a key figure in the development of the United States. He served as the first Secretary of the Treasury and established the country’s financial system. However, no history of Hamilton is complete without mentioning the duel between him and Aaron Burr, which resulted in his death in 1804.