Alexander Hamilton's Home | Famous Quotes

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Hamilton Grange - the only home ever owned by Alexander Hamilton is located in St. Nicholas Park in the Hamilton Heights Harlem neighborhood.
Hamilton Grange
Alexander Hamilton was the first U. S. Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, and political philosopher. He co-authored the federalist papers and was indespensable in the effort to get the constitution adopted.
Alexander Hamilton came to New York in 1772 at age 17 to study finance at King's College (now Columbia University).

Hamilton commissioned architect John McComb Jr. to design a Federal style country home on a sprawling 32 acre estate in upper Manhattan.

This house was completed in 1802 and named "The Grange" after the Hamilton family's ancestral home in Scotland, but served as his home for only two years. On July 11, 1804, Hamilton was killed in a duel with his political rival Aaron Burr during their campaign for Governor of New York.

Hamilton Grange


George Washington chose Alexander Hamilton, self-made man and war hero, as the nations first secretary of the treasury, along with Thomas Jefferson as secretary of state.


He put in power two brilliant men with very different visions of what the United States should become with different plans how to reach their goals.


While Jefferson cared most about political ideals, Hamilton focused his energy on creating institutions that would make america a world power

Famous Hamiltonian Quotes:

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

Alexander Hamilton 

Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.

Alexander Hamilton 

Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.

Alexander Hamilton 

Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.

Alexander Hamilton 

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

Alexander Hamilton 

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.

Alexander Hamilton 

The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.

Alexander Hamilton 

I think the first duty of society is justice.

Alexander Hamilton 

Learn to think Continentally

Alexander Hamilton 


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