Alexander Hamilton (1757‑1804) U.S. Statesman

Alexander Hamilton (1757‑1804) U.S. Statesman

It may well be that the Jewish side of his family was through his mother, but his wife may also have been a Jewess. He was well connected with bankers and Jews, and may well have been a Jew secretly. The man who killed him was certainly a Jew. Yours in Christ, Jim The National Debt

A NATIONAL DEBT, IF IT IS NOT EXCESSIVE, will be to us a national blessing. Alexander Hamilton (1757‑1804), U.S. statesman. Letter, 30 April 1781. Later, as secretary of the treasury (1789‑95), Hamilton sponsored legislation to pay off the debt of the Continental Congress, and to charter the short‑lived Bank of the United States. Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Alexander, 1755‑1804, U.S. statesman;

b. West Indies. In the American Revolution he was Gen. Washington’s secretary and aide‑de‑camp and served brilliantly in the Yorktown Campaign. As a delegate (1782‑83) to the Continental Congress, he pressed for a strong national government. After serving as a New York delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention (1787), he did much to get the Constitution ratified, particularly by his contributions to The Federalist. As secretary of the treasury (1789‑95) under President Washington, Hamilton sponsored legislation to pay off the debt of the Continental Congress and to charter the Bank of the United States.

To raise revenue he advocated a tariff on imported manufactures and excise taxes. By these measures he hoped to strengthen the federal government and tie it to persons of wealth. In foreign affairs Hamilton sought close ties with Britain and opposed the French Revolution.