Alexander Hamilton - The Man Who Made Modern America
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Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816)
Ezra Ames (1768-1836)
Oil on canvas, circa 1815
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Stephen Van Rensselaer

A witty ladies' man with a wooden leg, Gouverneur Morris (no relation to Robert) wrote the Preamble to the Constitution, reflecting his friend Hamilton's ideals. Morris delivered Hamilton's eulogy.


Philip Schuyler John Adams William Bayard Egbert Benson Aaron Burr Theodosia Burr Angelica Schuyler Church DeWitt Clinton George Clinton William Coleman Rev. Myles Cooper James Duane Mrs. James Duane Albert Gallatin Elizabeth Hamilton Dr. David Hosack John Jay Thomas Jefferson Marquis de Lafayette Robert Livingston James Madison Mrs. James Madison Albert Gallatin Gouveneur Morris Robert Morris James Rivington Mrs. Philip Schuyler Ambrose Spencer George Washington Martha Washington Thomas Jefferson Rufus King