- In 1754, Benjamin Franklin proposed the Albany Plan of Union- the first formal proposal to unite the thirteen colonies- at the Albany Congress. Though it was never adopted, it served as an important precursor to the United States Constitution.
- Albany native Philip Livingston signed the Declaration of Independence at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA, in 1776.
- American statesman, Alexander Hamilton was married in 1780 to Philip Schuyler's daughter Elizabeth at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany.
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