Quick Hamilton Facts

Y'all need to realize that:

Lafayette is YOUNGER than Hamilton by a couple of months.

Aaron Burr is about a year older than Hamilton.

Hamilton had an older brother, James Jr. Hamilton

Angelica once BITCH SLAPPED Jefferson so hard that Jefferson would sometimes refuse to go to events if he thought Angelica was going to be there.

Jefferson also feared Eliza because of this incident.

Lafayette was the last of the Hamilsquad to die in 1834.

Lafayette was rumored to have an affair with Antoinette. Leave the affairs to Hamilton.

Aaron Burr died 2 years later in 1836.

Peggy died in 1801.

This means that Eliza lost her father, her husband, her son, and her sister from 1801-1804.

Angelica only lived 10 more years after Hamilton died.

Eliza forgave Hamilton BEFORE Philip died.

Eliza liked to tell stories.

Anytime anyone tried to apologize to Eliza for Hamilton’s death (Monroe, Burr, etc), she would scold them.

Lafayette had couldn’t dance to save his life. Marie Antoinette knew this and made fun of him by inviting him to a dance.

Aaron Burr remarried in 1833 and they remained together until his death.

His wife’s name was ELIZA.

Aaron Burr was the lawyer in Maria Reynold’s divorce procedures.

Aaron Burr AND Hamilton WORKED TOGETHER in 1801 for a murder trial.

Monroe tried to duel Hamilton over the Reynolds pamphlet only to be stopped by BURR.

Aaron Burr sucked with money.

Aaron Burr tried to created AMERICA 2.

THIS WAS ONLY A 2-3 YEARS AFTER THE DUEL.

HE THEN RAN AWAY TO ENGLAND.

SERIOUSLY WTF BURR.

Quicker Hamilton Facts

Y’all STILL ALSO need to realize:


Lafayette go soooo drunk once that his brother-in-law had to drag him home


Hamilton’s ship caught on fire coming over to America


Jefferson had a mockingbird named Dick


He also owned a goat that killed someone


After being told about Hamilton’s death, Jefferson became quiet and aloof as he quickly found Burr to arrest him.


EVERY. FOUNDING. FATHER. HAD. DADDY. ISSUES


Which is why Hamilton didn’t want to get close to Washington in fear he would be a father figure and let him down.


Washington refused to respond letters from the British because they didn’t address him correctly.


Hamilton was announced dead after destroying British supply and trying to cross a river with British gun fire only to show up soaking wet later while everyone was drinking to his memory 


When Lafayette came back to America before his death, he and Jefferson hugged and cried with each other 


They said God Bless to each other


AND Jefferson and Lafayette did a lot of weed and a lot of alcohol


Washington liked to pretend his knife and forks were drumsticks and play music on tables


Despite common belief, Hamilton would often make time for his family and would write home to Eliza about how homesick he was


Martha Washington outlived four children and two husbands and said the worst day of her life was went Jefferson came to visit.


Laurens was getting out of bed when he hit his head on the ceiling


Hamilton was supposed to go on Washington’s boat while crossing the Delaware but he wasn’t used to this thing called “winter” and often got sick a lot.


Thomas Jefferson told his grandchildren to flirt with everyone despite their gender so everyone would like them


Jefferson had an expensive bust of Hamilton in his house for no other reason than he wanted one.


Burr set himself on fire trying to lite a candle on fire with gunpowder.


TWICE


Hamilton was not only gay for Laurens, but also for the spy John Andre.


He said Andre was too pretty to be hung


Franklin and Adams shared a bed and fought over whether a window open was good for your health while you slept.


Franklin won because he ranted so much that Adams fell asleep.


Lafayette often joked about his name, saying “It’s not my fault, I was baptized like a Spaniard, with the name of every conceivable saint who might offer me more protection in battle”


When George Washington was 17, a girl stole his clothes just to see him looking for them while naked.


Eliza had a mourning ring which she had on a ribbon around her neck which contained a strand of Hamilton’s hair


Engraved inside the ring was the day he died and how old he was


Lafayette was buried under soil from Bunker Hill in France


During World War 1, General Pershing and a parade went to Lafayette’s grave and said “Lafayette, we’re here!”


Sooo…America help Lafayette in a war, just a little toooo late.


After Hamilton’s death, Eliza referred to her late husband as “my Hamilton” and “my Alexander” 


When giving tour of her home, she would stare at a bust of Hamilton for a few seconds and would whisper “my Hamilton”


Burr bought a coconut for about $40 today because why not.


Hamilton was called “The Little Lion” because of his mouth and small stature.


Burr would often refer to Hamilton as “my dear friend Hamilton, whom I shot”


Burr was attacked by bedbugs and then proceeded to sleep on the floor for 6 hours


Burr’s daughter, Theodosia, was lost at sea.


Burr had sex with A LOT of ladies in Europe…after he killed Hamilton

Things Hamilton Doesn’t Tell You

Alexander and Eliza had 8 children. One of them was named Angelica.

Speaking of Angelica, she actually eloped with her husband to England. Maybe she did love him a little bit.

The Schuyler sisters were 3 of 14 Schuyler children, 8 who lived to adulthood. Angelica’s father did in fact have sons.

Maria Reynolds eventually divorced her husband. And get this, her attorney was Aaron Burr.

Angelica’s son Phillip worked for Alexander Hamilton as an aide-de-camp.

Once upon a time, a bunch of Tories and Native Americans broke into the Schuyler mansion, intending to seize the Schuyler sisters’ father. Everyone, including Angelica and Eliza, who were both pregnant, ran upstairs, but they forgot a baby downstairs, so Peggy went to get the baby and got confronted by the group. She scared off the group of Tories and Native Americans, but she did get a tomahawk thrown at her. 

Angelica’s son named a town after her. Best mother’s day gift ever.

Eliza and Alexander adopted a two-year-old girl whose mother had died and who lived with them until she was 12 and went to go live with her sister. 

Eliza lost both of her parents, Alexander, her son, and Angelica all within a 4 year period. She outlived all of her siblings except the youngest.

After Alexander died, Eliza made James Monroe apologize for his accusations of financial speculation against Alexander.

wow look the stars are just so beautiful

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✺     .   was

 ✧ not     ⋆  ✷

˚  .  ·     a . 
  ⊹   ˚ ✵       .
✫ victim  ✧ ˚   ˚
*  .          *
· *   dont 
blame    + ·
✵  .  *   · .    
 maria        ˚       
✫     ✧      ⋆  ✷

Hamilton characters as tumblr things/memes:

Hamilton: none pizza with left beef

Burr: the guy who hates moreos

Jefferson: relevant supernatural gif

Madison: *shoving breadsticks into my purse*

Lafayette: misspelled Benedict Cumberbatch

Mulligan: mishapocalypse

Laurens: lgbt tumblr

Washington: *looks at smudged writing on hand*

King George: find the vegan

Phillip: science side of tumblr

Angelica: me, an intellectual

Eliza: *looks directly into the camera like Jim on the office*

Peggy: moon moon

a bunch of rambling thoughts about satisfied
  • it starts with angelica surrounded by people, seemingly satisfied and content, and ends with her all by herself on stage, privately devastated and unsatisfied
  • it’s framed like an essay. intro & thesis, three body paragraphs, conclusion and restatement of the thesis, showing her intelligence
  • while analyzing alexander, even in a lovestruck daze, angelica notes that he’s penniless. this comes up again in reason one, yet is once again dismissed. his financial state doesn’t matter—eliza does.
  • in the sia cover, the aforementioned singer sings both “and i knooow” and “helpless”, signifying that once angelica realizes eliza’s feelings, she is helpless to do anything but acknowledge them
  • helpless is repeated by eliza, three times, one for each reason.
  • angelica notes both alexander and eliza’s eyes, but never her own, symbolically linking them 
  • angelica also mentions “the first time i saw her face / then i turn and see my sister’s face” once again connecting the two people she loves more than anything
  • “intelligent eyes” she notices his mind first, a link to schuyler sisters, “i’m looking for a mind at work”
  • angelica says “mind” rather than heart during “i know my sister like i know my own mind”, showing that this is both a rational and emotional decision; she is using her head and her heart to manage this sacrifice
  • angelica only says “heart” once in the whole song, with ‘set my heart aflame’
  • in the first verse: “i remember that night/i remember those/i remember that dreamlike” angelica uses remember three times, and never forget for alexander, drawing attention to the line that “i have never been the same”—alexander is breaking the pattern of angelica’s world
  • the fire symbolism throughout the song, in comparison to helpless which uses “drowning”. angelica “match” wits, aflame, etc. there is also electricity (ben franklin with the key and the kite), another flame-filled metaphor. 
  • angelica also links alexander to icarus in BURN, in this case, angelica is icarus (clothed in orange), destined to fall, and alexander is the sun. eliza (clothed in blue) is the sea, this metaphor established by helpless and then by satisfied
  • angelica’s reiteration of the wedding toast is a reminder that this is all replaying with her mind; much like “i realize three fundamental truths at the exact same time”, this is all happening within a matter of seconds, showing how fast her brain truly works
  • “he’d be mine” / “that boy is mine”
  • angelica reflects on his eyes right before the reintroduced wedding toast, reiterating the feature she once again first noticed about him
  • satisfied is in many ways a revelation on a scene we thought we previously understood. this is another callback to schuyler sisters with angelica “you want a revolution? i want a revelation!” and the other wedding-goers go “union / to the revolution” what happens next? a revelation 
  • “i just might regret that night for the rest of my days / i’ll never forget the first time i saw your face” regret and forget are the first half of this rhyming scheme, connecting the two. if angelica could forget her feelings for hamilton, she would not have to regret this night.
  • “i’m sure you don’t know what you mean” “you’re like me: i’m never satisfied” / “nice going angelica, he was right: you will never be satisfied” angelica now painfully, acutely, understands what he was saying
  • at least my dear eliza’s his wife / at least i keep his eyes in my life—rhyming scheme, in addition to showing that, even when it comes to consoling herself about losing alexander, eliza still comes first
  • he will never be satisfied. i will never be satsified. is one of the only times in the song alexander and angelica are directly compared the same way that eliza & alexander are on numerous connections. a callback to “you’re like me: i’m never satisfied”