American Experience; Alexander Hamilton
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- American Experience
- Alexander Hamilton
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988
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One of the most controversial men of his age, Alexander Hamilton was a gifted statesman brought down by the fatal flaws of stubbornness, extreme candor, and arrogance. His life and career were marked by a stunning rise to power, scandal, and tragedy. He had one of the most notorious love affairs of any public figure in American history, and met his death in a startling act of political violence - the famous duel with Aaron Burr.
But his contributions as a statesman survive. As first Secretary of the Treasury during the tumultuous early years of the republic, Hamilton led the transformation of the young country into a commercial and industrial powerhouse. He was the one founder who had a vision, not of what America was, but of what it could become.
This two-hour American Experience tells the story of the underappreciated genius who laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy - including the banking system, Wall Street, and an "opportunity society" in which talent and hard work, not birth, determined success.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Alexander Hamilton,” 03/20/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 25, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F743B6BEAF6B40E784686B28AA7131EC.
- MLA: “American Experience; Alexander Hamilton.” 03/20/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 25, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F743B6BEAF6B40E784686B28AA7131EC>.
- APA: American Experience; Alexander Hamilton. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F743B6BEAF6B40E784686B28AA7131EC