Alexander Hamilton served as Washington's aide during the Revolutionary War, served as the first Secretary of Treasury under Washington's administration and is considered to be the founder of our nation's economic system.

Hamilton's Victory at Yorktown

Under General Washington's command, Alexander Hamilton leads a daring raid against Redoubt No. 10 at the Battle for Yorktown.  The victory at Yorktown ultimately turns the tide of the war in favor for America.

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Hamilton the Musical

While Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton is all about Alexander Hamilton there are still numerous connections to George Washington.

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Department of the Treasury

The Department of Treasury was officially formed by the Treasury Bill (HR-9), in July of 1789 and signed into law by President Washington on September 2, 1789. Less than two weeks later, the Senate confirmed Hamilton as the first secretary of the Treasury, the largest department within the government.

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Establishing West Point

Both Secretary of War Henry Knox and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton made the first official recommendation for a military academy to provide formal military training in the newly formed United States.

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Pacificus/Helvidius Letters

The Pacificus/Helvidius Letters were a series of newspaper articles in response to President Washington’s “Neutrality Proclamation.” Hamilton wrote under the pseudonym Pacificus and Madison replied as Helvidius.

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Jay Treaty

After the Revolutionary War Washington worked with Alexander Hamilton to develop the Jay Treaty to normalize trade relations with Britain, resolve financial issues, and settle western land claims providing a path for economic trade and relations in newly formed nation.

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