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Hamilton is a musical about the life of the founding father Alexander Hamilton.  The musical is all written and composed by Lin Manuel Miranda, including the book!  It all started as a concert for President Obama in 2009.  Lin sang the opening song of his show at the White House. The Obama family loved it, so Lin Manuel Miranda decided to make it a musical. His show finally got on Off – Broadway.  The people of New York City loved it so much, it became an official Broadway show on the night of April 12, 2016.

Alexander Hamilton was born in the Caribbean on January 11, 1757. When Alexander was 11, his mother passed away and his father left Alexander and his brother.  When Hamilton was 15, he went to New York and enrolled in King’s College.

Washington was losing the war and needed someone with a sharp mind to help him. He chose Hamilton to be his right hand man in 1777. On December 14, 1780, Alexander married Elizabeth Schuyler.  He spent one year in Congress and then spent some time as a lawyer.  In 1791, while Eliza was away,  Alexander met a young girl named Maria Reynolds. They had an affair that lasted for more than three years.  It was  all over the newspapers and Alexander had to drop out of the presidential election.  Now that left  only John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Aaron Burr running for office.  Aaron Burr was a good friend of his, but Hamilton thought Jefferson was more politically experienced.  Aaron Burr got angry and challenged Alexander to a duel.  Hamilton, wounded on his side, died that afternoon at the young age of 47. He was an important part of American History.

If you can, make your way to Broadway and see the show!

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