Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation's financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and The New York Post newspaper.
As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration.
He took the lead in the funding of the states' debts by the Federal government, as well as the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. Hamilton died at two o'clock the following afternoon, July 12, 1804, at Bayard's home , Jane Street.
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