Alexander Hamilton by BarkerC

Champion(s):

FryedBetaKappa
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Runner(s)-Up:

KELIADEE
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Quiz Description

Mmm...stop, Hamiltime! Answer these questions about the Ten Dollar Founding Father without a Father: Alexander Hamilton.

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Questions:

Starting with a straight forward one: "The bastard brat of a Scottish peddler" as John Adams would later refer to Hamilton, was born on what Caribbean island in the mid-1750s (the exact date is lost to history.)

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Nevis

As a 17 year old, Hamilton wrote an account of the hurricane that devastated his home island, impressing the island's elders. They took up a collection to send him to study at King's College, now better known as what Ivy League university.

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Columbia

Still a college student, when the American Revolution broke out, Hamilton raised company of artillery. His first major action was leading the effort to hold the Hessians in their barracks during this 1776 engagement.

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Battle of Trenton

Though he was seeking glory on the battlefield, Hamilton was eventually made an offer he couldn't refuse, promotion to Lieutenant Colonel and what position on General George Washington's staff?

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aide-de-camp/chief aide (accept clear knowledge equivalents)

Hamilton's early political career was aided by his father-in-law, a powerful figure in New York politics. Who was this man who appointed Hamilton to be a delegate from New York to the Constitutional Convention?

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Philip Schuyler

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: Hamilton's influence at the Constitutional Convention was limited, but his influence afterward was made plain when he and what two other men (a Virginian and a fellow New Yorker) wrote what are now known as The Federalist Papers?

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James Madison and John Jay

Upon the election of George Washington as President, Hamilton was appointed Secretary of the Treasury. One of his major creations was the Revenue Cutter Service, which is considered the origins of which of America's still extant seven uniformed services?

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United States Coast Guard

Hamilton's efforts to collect an excise tax on whiskey led to a namesake rebellion on the western part of Virginia and what other state in 1794?

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Pennsylvania

Prior to the 1796 election, this pamphleteer published a piece suggesting Hamilton had an affair with Maria Reynolds and that he was hiding the truth. Hamilton defused this man's accusations by publishing a fully detailed pamphlet of his own about said affair.

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James Callender

During the Adams administration, Hamilton was appointed Major General of the Army at Washington's insistence. This army was raised in fear of a potential war with what nation, a period later known as "the Quasi-war."

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France

Hamilton famously dueled with Aaron Burr in an area adjacent the Hudson River in this New Jersey city in July of 1804.

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Weehawken

A biography of Hamilton by Ron Chernow is the basis for the 2015 musical ~Hamilton~ by what Tony and Grammy award winning composer and lyricist?

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Lin-Manuel Miranda