Alexander Hamilton

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Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was a Founding Father, soldier, economist, political philosopher, one of America's first constitutional lawyers and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration, especially the funding of the ... more »

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  • ''A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.''
    Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), U.S. statesman. Letter, April 30, 1781 (1789-1795). Later, as secretary of the treasury, Hamilton sponsored legisl...
  • ''In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.''
    Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), U.S. statesman. The Federalist, no. 1 (1787-1788).
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