From founding father to Broadway icon, Alexander Hamilton is a remarkable figure who still captivates us today. A political genius who helped to shape our federal government often remembered for his life being tragically cut short in a duel with vice president Aaron Burr. Join host Ryan Fitzpatrick as he explores Hamilton’s Albany life, from marrying into the wealthy Schuyler family, to the feud that fueled the duel with Aaron Burr.
Marrying into the Schuyler family raised the social and political status of the ambitious Hamilton, who was born out-of-wedlock on the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1757. He went on to become the senior aide to General George Washington, was a member of the Continental Congress, an author of the Federalist Papers, a champion of the Constitution and the first Secretary of the Treasury.
This historical documentary is a look at the society and issues that informed some of his most important decisions. Shot on location at the Schuyler Mansion, home of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler and his family; The First Church, where Reverend Eliphalet Nott delivered a rousing eulogy that helped turn the tide of public opinion against dueling; and other sites around Albany, NY.
Airs on WXXI-TV May 13, 2018 at 10:30 pm (1/2 hour program)
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