Alexander Hamilton, 22
Sean McCabe for Reader’s Digest
Appointed chief of staff to General Washington, Hamilton became one of the most influential promoters of the Constitution and the founder of the first American political party.
Aaron Burr, 20
New Jersey Historical Society/ Brandon Specktor
An officer in the Continental Army, Burr eventually served as the memorable third vice president of the United States. He famously shot and killed longtime rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804.