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One-Day Seminar: Hamilton hosted by Palm Beach County School District (West Palm Beach, FL)

February 8, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

John Trumbull. Alexander Hamilton, 1805. Oil on canvas. Public domain, from the Google Cultural Institute.

This seminar will examine the impact of Alexander Hamilton on the creation of the American republic. Hamilton is frequently described as the father of Wall Street and an elitist who defended the interests of the “one percent” while holding little regard for the “common man.” In the view of others, he was the personification of a rags to riches story–an immigrant genius who set the United States on the path to becoming an economic and military superpower. What is beyond dispute is that Hamilton created a number of institutions designed to enhance the power of the central government and create an “American” identity. All of Hamilton’s policies were designed to convince his fellow citizens to “think continentally” and to create a powerful commercial republic that would eventually overtake the great powers of Europe. In the end, Alexander Hamilton shaped not only the contours of the American economy, but all aspects of the American experiment.

Registration opens at 8:30 am

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February 8, 2020
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


FL United States