Propaganda and Patriotism: The Art of Financing America’s Wars


When Alexander Hamilton immigrated to the United States he was orphaned and destitute. Overcoming his challenges, Hamilton would leave an impact on the country that can still be felt two centuries later.

Hamilton was a solider and spokesman for the Revolutionary War, fighting for the country’s independence. He gained the trust of General Washington and became his aide-de-camp.

After the war, Hamilton worked closely with the other founding fathers to build the foundation of our new nation, eventually becoming the first Secretary of the Treasury.

Hamilton explores the revolutionary contributions and lasting economic legacy forged by Alexander Hamilton, which include the formation of the dollar, central banking, and other efforts that gave birth to today’s modern financial system.

Learn more about the ten dollar, founding father with this video Alexander Hamilton and the United States Financial Foundation, an interview with Dr. Richard Sylla.