American Republic (1775-1805) which formed from the original British colonies that had fought a long, hard war for independence from Britain, the Great Revolution (1775-1782). The idea for an American monarchy came from Alexander Hamilton, a Caribbean-born veteran of the Great Revolution. Andrew Franklin Jackson, then Chancellor of the Republic, was essentially already dictator since his 4th of November Coup (1799) which overthrew the Triumvirate upon the blessings of Thomas Paine, who was on his deathbed. After Paine was buried on October 28th, Jackson acted before the Triumvirate could recover. The two standing members of the Triumvirate, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, were both killed on November 4th, when Jackson and his men stormed Administrative Hall, the capitol building at the time. After Andrew had taken almost absolute dictatorial power (as Paine had instructed him to do), he reigned for over five years as Chancellor of the Republic. Then, in the midst of the Second Seven Years' War, Hamilton pitched his monarchy idea to Jackson. Jackson at first was reluctant, but finally agreed. On January 1st, 1805, at Independence Hall (renamed Coronation Hall), Jackson was crowned King Andrew I. The history of the URAS officially began.