005: Alexander Hamilton- Maligned but among the most important of the Founding Fathers

This episode will examine the life and career of one of the most influential of the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804). As a young military aide to George Washington, he impressed the Commander in Chief with his organizational brilliance while craving military glory.  He went on to support the US Constitution by coauthoring the Federalist Papers, particularly Federalist 78 on the judiciary. Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury and reorganized the American economy on the basis of three brilliant reports to the Congress. He was detested by Thomas Jefferson who called the self made Hamilton an elitist. Hamilton was also the protagonist of the first government sex scandal in  US history dealing with it in a most interesting way. Join us on this episode and enjoy the ride!

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