Posts Tagged ‘Independence Day’

  • Everyday Economics and Alexander Hamilton and economic independence

    Celebrating Economic Independence

    Jul 4, 14 • 1208 Views • 2 Comments

    Yes, the United States declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776 and won the American Revolutionary War. But still, we were not truly independent. George Washington’s Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton knew that true......  [read more]

  • Economic Independence Day

    Jul 4, 12 • 630 Views • No Comments

    Alexander Hamilton must have been worried. In 1790, as Secretary of the Treasury, a troubled economy had become his responsibility. He had a huge federal debt to fund, a banking sector that was distressed, and an economy to stimulate. Sound familiar? Hamilton......  [read more]