Alexander Hamilton 's Impact On The Nation Essay

1250 Words May 19th, 2016 5 Pages
All too common today is the phrase “what would our founding fathers think,” usually used in reference to the technology-obsessed millennials or the ever-declining moral state of the nation. The fact of the matter is, what the founding fathers think has absolutely no influence or weight today, as they are all dead. If the founding fathers were presumably brought back, for some ungodly reason, they would probably be too transfixed with iPhones to do anything relevant or useful. The founding fathers’ opinions on today’s state of affairs is irrelevant, but they do have lasting influence, especially Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was one of the most influential founding fathers, who created many hallmarks of America today, despite having lived over two hundred twenty years ago. The dramatic impact of Alexander Hamilton’s life did not stop after his death but is felt still in both the national economy and the very structure of America itself.

Most people identify Alexander Hamilton as the first Secretary of the Treasury, and that identifier serves as his legacy. Hamilton, however, was instrumental not only in the economic shaping of the United States but in the structure of the government and even the country itself as well. Hamilton fought in the Revolutionary War alongside a few other founding fathers, such as George Washington, and thus influenced the future of America. In the year 1781, George Washington “assigned him to command an infantry battalion” (Hamilton, Shaping of…

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