An illegitimate child born in the West Indies, Alexander Hamilton was an unlikely choice to be a founding father of the American Republic. Still, a founding father he was and he did his best to leave his mark on the fledgling American nation. Meet Alexander Hamilton, advocate of debt, central banking, corporate welfare, an elected king, a standing army, and a tyrannical central government.
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|American Experience: Alexander Hamilton
|Jefferson believed that no law or constitution should last more than 19 years
|Hamilton’s argument for the constitutionality of a central bank
|The Hamilton bust at Jefferson’s Monticello
|John McGowan lecture on Hamilton
|The Hamilton-Reynolds Sex Scandal
|Excerpt from The Money Masters
|Alexander Hamilton argues against the Bill of Rights
|An overview of Hamilton’s economic program
|Ron Chernow defends Hamilton
|DiLorenzo on Hamilton and central banking
|Jack Chambless on The Curse of Alexander Hamilton