Describe Eliza Hamilton and her role in her husband’s legacy.
• How does Chernow link Hamilton to present day America in his closing paragraph of the Prologue?
Chapters 1-2 –Discuss what you learn about Alexander Hamilton’s early years—his life growing up in St. Croix and other islands, the environment, his mother, siblings, the changes and challenges they all went through. Comment on what strikes you about Hamilton’s early years and how it shaped him. Link the young Hamilton you read about in Chernow’s book to Hamilton’s character as presented in the first two songs of Hamilton– “Alexander Hamilton” and “My Shot”.
According to Chernow (2016), the death of Hamilton resulted in his wife’s participation in a number of charities that were concerned with the plight of orphans as well as the homeless. Elizabeth played a crucial role in the establishment of her husband’s legacy……………….