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Myths and Misconceptions

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hamilton portrait 3This section discusses misunderstandings, misrepresentations, and unresolved controversies about Alexander Hamilton. The statements discussed are either taken directly from writings or are general "facts" believed about Alexander Hamilton.

For a book that gives a full picture of the many myths that surround Hamilton and how they came about, read Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth by Stephen F. Knott.


Find out the truth behind these myths or misconceptions:

Alexander Hamilton was Jewish

Alexander Hamilton was not eligible to be a US President

Alexander Hamilton was a US President


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