Largely self-educated up to this point, Hamilton was offered an opportunity to come to America. He entered King’s College, now known as Columbia University and soon became active in the movement toward revolution.
Hamilton organized an artillery company.
At the battle of Harlem Heights Hamilton met General Washington for the first time.
Hamilton joined Washington’s staff as aide de camp.
Hamilton distinguished himself during the siege of Yorktown.
While working as an attorney, Hamilton continued to advocate a strong national government. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and the only original signer of the Constitution from New York, although others added their names later.
Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay wrote the “Federalist Papers” in support of the Constitution.