May 7On this day. 1789: President Washington attended the first inaugural ball, which quickly became a tradition for new presidents. The wife of Alexander Hamilton, Eliza, noted that Washington particularly enjoyed dancing the minuet. Show More Summary
Hello, Persephoneers! Let’s wrap up another long week with a historical romance, starring one of classic film’s greatest couples. This week’s movie pick, That Hamilton Woman, released in 1941, was directed by Alexander Korda and stars Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh as real-life lovers Admiral Horatio Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton. Show More Summary
An iconic full-length portrait by the celebrated Revolutionary-era painter John Trumbull of Alexander Hamilton, then Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington, will join the permanent collections of both Crystal Bridges...Show More Summary
During the first decade the United States lived under the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton (on the left) was a political force. In fact, one could go so far as to say he was the second-most powerful man in the country, a rung or two below President Washington. A good number of men loved and respected him [...]
February 25 On this day. 1793: President Washington held the first cabinet meeting. It consisted of four people: Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson; Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War Henry Knox; and Attorney General Edmund Randolph. Show More Summary
Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury, set the bar very high. The Senate is about to begin debate over President Obama’s nomination of Jack Lew to be Treasury Secretary. Lately, confirmation hearings have often focused on either the personal foibles of candidates or relatively evanescent policy disputes. But at a time when fiscal [...]
By Alexander Herbert Hennessy: Recommendation: I recommend refraining from the purchase of Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) common stock. The business has historically generated ample excess cash flows and could achieve strong growth in the future. Show More Summary
Why Watch? Dana O’Keefe and company take up the task of humanizing Aaron Burr, an incredible figure whose memory has been reduced to one label: the man who killed Alexander Hamilton. In this unconventional take on history, Burr is aShow More Summary
Will Attend Public Events This Week in Davidson, Knox and Hamilton Counties, Media Invited to Events Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander
CBC is reporting that Lincoln Alexander, who became Canada’s first black MP when he was elected as a representative for Hamilton West in 1968, has died. Alexander was Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1985 to 1991.
Alexander Hamilton warned about the dangers of "unreasonable religion." Conservatives are attempting to recreate a world that never existed. They insist that the United States is a Christian nation with no room for secular thought or other religions.
Federalist #34 – Alexander Hamilton: To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude, that the fiery and destructive passions of war reign in the human breast with much more powerful sway, than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace; and that to model our political systems upon speculations of lasting [...]
Chris Kluwe has a message for Minnesota politicians: He's ready to be James Madison to anyone's Alexander Hamilton.
Vigor! Setting out to sell the unratified Constitution to a wary nation nearly 225 years ago, Alexander Hamilton argued that the executive of this newly designed government must possess that trait above all else. Chances are, Hamilton’s...Show More Summary
Like Jesse Walker, I think highly of the just-deceased Gore Vidal's novels and other writings and I especially cherish Burr, his 1973 retelling of the American founding from the POV of the man who shot and killed Alexander Hamilton.Show More Summary
Open Culture: Born on the Caribbean island of Nevis, Hamilton’s story is as bootstrap as they come, and Miranda took his version all the way to the top. In the video above, he performs “The Hamilton Mixtape” for Barack and Michelle Obama at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word, held on May 12, 2009. Read and comment. From openculture.com.
Yesterday’s posting discussed how four Supreme Court justices had, perhaps unthinkingly, adopted Alexander Hamilton’s dismissive version of how Anti-Federalists caricatured the Constitution. In other words, they accepted the attitude of the Anti-Federalists expressed in the broadest, most sneering form. Show More Summary
Alexander Hamilton, from his “Report on Manufactures”: The remaining objections to a particular encouragement of manufactures in the United States now require to be examined. One of these turns on the proposition, that Industry, if left...Show More Summary
By Alex Brokaw It might be said that America is a country built on tariffs. In 1790, Alexander Hamilton proposed The Act Laying Duties on Imports, which suggested imported goods should be more expensive to protect American industries. Show More Summary
Alexander Hamilton is a fascinating historical character who made an indelible imprint on the US in its earliest days. He and Jefferson clashed, particularly over some of Hamilton's policies as Secretary of the Treasury, and neither Adams nor Jefferson trusted him. Show More Summary