HomeAlexander HamiltonMyths and Misconceptions

Myths and Misconceptions

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

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

New myths will be added. Help support the creation of new content on AllPlacesHamilton.com by donating to the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society.

Support Website Content

Please donate now to help maintain and expand the educational information on Alexander Hamilton shared on this website.

Join our Mailing List

Sign up to receive important notifications and  "Letters from Publius," a newsletter published by THE AHA SOCIETY. This publication includes announcements about special events, additions to the website, news from THE AHA SOCIETY, and articles on Alexander Hamilton. 

Subscribe Now

e-mail address:

Free business joomla templates