Thomas Jefferson, it must be remembered, was not just a politician, a writer, an architect and an admirer of Nubian princesses, he was also a Virginia farmer. In his capacity as a sole proprietor who ran a farm, Jefferson stood in direct opposition to Alexander Hamilton’s desire to create a national banking system in concert with an American economy that was based on manufacturing rather than agriculture.
On November 4th, Aaron Burr faced a grand jury in Kentucky on charges of preparing an invasion of Mexico, but was found not guilty. At the same time, his wealthy benefactor Blennerhassett was turning an island in the Ohio River into a weapons and supply headquarters.
A brief biography of Alexander Hamilton.
A book review of A Fatal Friendship by Arnold Rogow. The book explores the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr and speculates on what led to their infamous duel.
Why Alexander Hamilton deserves to be ranked higher in the Discovery Channel’s list of greatest Americans ever.