"As Hamilton's views evolved, however, and he began to publish the outspoken anti-British pieces that made up his reputation, he used the deabating club at King's college to preview his essays." Page 53. Basically Hamilton's views on the American revolution in the debate club. He published his opinions on the english and being in the colonies he saw the revolution going on which formed his opinions against the English parliament. "The colonial struggle against the Criwb took a dramatic turn on the moonlit night of December 16, 1773, around the time that Hamilton entered King's College." "A mob of two hundred men with soot-darkened faces, roughly costumed as Mohawk Indians, crept aboard three ships in Boston harbor, used tomahawks to smash open 342 chests of tea, and pitched the contents overboard." Page 54. As Hamilton lived in the new colony he saw protest and the things the English parliament was doing to the 13 colonies. Hamilton was a new student/just enrolled at King's College and all of those protest.
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Alexander Hamilton, a founding father of the United States of America or the 13 British colonies. He was born in Nevis, an island in the British West Indies. “Alexander Hamilton claimed Nevis in the British West Indies as his birthplace, although no surviving records substantiate this.”-Paragraph one on page 7 of Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton. He was born in the year 1757 (claimed by his family.) to James Hamilton, his father, a nobleman and the fourth child out eleven children which meant he was also penniless because of no chance of inheritance. He was not married to Hamilton’s mother, Rachel Faucette Lavien Hamilton. Alexander did change through out this story, his mother went through a divorce, after two years his mother died. Rachel’s property went to Lavien’s son, Peter. With no money they went to live with their mother’s first cousin, Peter Lytton. Whom was a failed businessman and a bankrupted grocer. In July of 1769 Peter Lytton was found in his bed dead and covered in a pool of his own blood, it could have been murder or suicide. “On July 16, 1769, just when the Hamilton boyd must have imagined that fate couldn’t dole out more horrors, Peter Lytton was found dead in his bed, soaked in a pool of blood. According to court records, he had committed suicide and either “stabbed or shot himself to death.”- Ron Chernow’s words on page 26 paragraph 61.