This is a bundle of 2 presentations on Alexander Hamilton one of the Key Figures of the American Revolution and Hamilton’s Financial Policies he implemented in the early days of the New United States government. The total number of slides is 44 and each one is editable, so you can modify those to meet your individual needs.
Power point presentation #1 is titled, American Revolutionary War - Key Figures - Alexander Hamilton and contains 25 slides.
Alexander Hamilton was a Founding Father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, the founder of the Federalist Party, the world's first voter-based political party, the Father of the United States Coast Guard, and the founder of The New York Post.
As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the Washington administration. Hamilton took the lead in the funding of the states' debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He led the Federalist Party, created largely in support of his views; he was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, which despised Britain and feared that Hamilton's policies of a strong central government would weaken the American commitment to Republicanism.
He died in a duel with Aaron Burr, then Vice President of the United States. When both men drew their guns and shot, Hamilton was fatally wounded, but Hamilton's bullet missed Burr. Hamilton, injured, was brought back to NYC, where he died the next day, on July 12, 1804.
Though he never attained the highest office of his adopted country, few of America’s founders influenced its political system more than Alexander Hamilton. As secretary of the treasury Hamilton’s great achievement was funding the federal debt at face value, created by the American Revolution. He was responsible for creating the First Bank of the United States on the model of the Bank of England which established a sound financial footing for the newly created United States government.
He also played a significant role in generating Washington’s administration policy of unfriendly neutrality toward the French Revolution and in establishing a rapprochement with Britain.
Sent to the United States
Becoming a Patriot
The Peace of Paris
Leaving the Military
Rutgers v. Waddington
Law & Politics
Politics & Government
Secretary of the Treasury
The “Dinner Table Bargain“
1800 Presidential Election
Duel with Burr
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Power point presentation #2 is titled, The New United States Government - The Federalist Era – The Policies of Alexander Hamilton and contains 19 slides.
Born in the West Indies, Alexander Hamilton had worked on a St. Croix plantation as a teenager and oversaw the accounts at a young age. He knew the Atlantic trade very well and used that knowledge in setting policy for the United States. A leader of the Federalist Party, he believed that a robust federal government would provide a solid financial foundation for the country.
After signing the Constitution, Hamilton took a highly active role in the successful campaign for the document’s ratification in NY. He recruited James Madison and John Jay to defend the proposed Constitution through a series of essays (known today as the Federalist Papers) and made the largest contribution to that effort by writing 51 of the 85 essays published. Hamilton’s essays and arguments were influential in NY state and elsewhere during the debates over ratification.
George Washington became the first President of the United States in 1789 and appointed Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton, an ardent nationalist believed that a strong federal government could solve many of the new country’s financial ills, continued to expand on his interpretations of the Constitution to defend a series of proposed economic policies. During those 5 years when Hamilton was Treasury Secretary, much of the structure of the government of the United States was developed, beginning with the function of the executive cabinet itself.
His constitutional interpretation of the “Necessary and Proper Clause” set precedents for broad federal authority that are still upheld in courts and are considered an authority on constitutional interpretation.
The Federalist Papers
First Secretary of the Treasury
United States Debt
In Defense of a National Bank
Justifying a National Bank
Opposition & Death
Office of Secretary of the Treasury
Solutions to the Economic Crises
Rescued U. S. from Bankruptcy
The “Hamilton Program”
The “American System”
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This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under ……Establishing the US Government.