Alexander Hamilton was a boy orphaned in the West Indies who came to America to fight as a Patriot in the American Revolution. His early apprenticeship at the trading firm of Beekman and Cruger on St. Croix gave him a strong foundation and wide array of skills in finance, economics, the evaluation of commodities, international trade, the exchange of currencies and other areas that would be essential tools he utilized later in life to help create the United States Constitution, as well as guide the nation through difficult times following the Revolutionary War as Secretary of the Treasury. His numerous recommendations implemented as Secretary of the Treasury transformed the nation from a bankrupt collection of independent states to a unified, prosperous entity. The institutions he founded and promoted helped the country to become the most successful in human history.
Alexander Hamilton: Architect of the American Financial System - Book
For almost two centuries, Alexander Hamilton was the most misunderstood and least appreciated of the Founding Fathers. In recent years, scholars have recognized his outstanding skills in finance, taxation, banking and commerce, which helped to save the American republic from financial catastrophe. His achievements merit him the title of architect of the American financial system. Gene's new book highlights these accomplishments with gripping descriptions of Hamilton's life, illustrated by over 70 full-color images. It's a perfect gift for anyone interested in our heritage. Copies of the book can be purchased on www.Amazon.com. Personally signed books are available here.
Alexander Hamilton - Lecture
Alexander Hamilton (1757- 1804) is one of the most important, yet least understood of the Founding Fathers. Orphaned as a young boy on the island of St. Croix, he later emigrated to the colonies and fought as a soldier in the American Revolution. He became a trusted aide-de-camp to General Washington, serving through most of the war and fighting at the final victory at Yorktown. Hamilton was an important contributor to the U.S. Constitution and the Federalist Papers, later becoming the first Secretary of the Treasury, where he transformed a bankrupt nation into an efficient government able to pay its debts, issue currency and regulate trade. His accomplishments stand among the most critical in the founding of our nation. Gene presents the lecture dressed in full Continental Army officer's uniform as a "Living Biographer", making Hamilton "come alive" before the audience. Gene's presentation has drawn rave reviews from venues around the region.
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