Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America

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:10 A new traveling exhibit at the (NAME OF LIBRARY) puts the spotlight on the life and the career of one of the most brilliant and controversial figures in the history of the United States. "Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America" begins on (DAY, DATE). Call (TELEPHONE NUMBER) or visit (WEB SITE ADDRESS) for details.
   
:20 A new traveling exhibition at the (NAME OF LIBRARY) puts the spotlight on Alexander Hamilton, one of the most brilliant and controversial figures in U.S. history. Hamilton came to this country from the Caribbean at age 15; five years later he was an aide-de-camp to General George Washington. Many Americans know that he died in a duel with Aaron Burr but few know how influential he was in shaping the financial, political and legal systems that have shaped the U.S. for more than 200 years. Come to (NAME OF LIBRARY), beginning on (DAY, DATE) to see for yourself all that Hamilton accomplished. Call (TELEPHONE NUMBER) or visit (WEB SITE ADDRESS) for details.
   
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The (NAME OF LIBRARY) invites you to a new exhibition about one of the most brilliant and controversial figures in U.S. history. "Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America," begins on (DAY, DATE) at the library.

Hamilton's face is on the ten-dollar bill, but more Americans know more about his death in a duel than his remarkable life and accomplishments. He came to the U.S. as an immigrant at age 15 and by age 32 had been appointed the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury by George Washington. The exhibition tells the story of his meteoric career and his strategic role as one of the chief architects of many of the financial, political and legal institutions so familiar to Americans today.

The exhibition was organized by the New-York Historical Society, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the American Library Association with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

It will be on display at the (NAME OF LIBRARY) from (DATE) to (DATE). For more information about the library's programs for the exhibition, call (TELEPHONE NUMBER) or visit (WEB SITE ADDRESS).