The recent televised release of Broadway’s hit musical “Hamilton” has created renewed interest in the life and accomplishments of the main character—Alexander Hamilton. Not only did he play an important role during the Revolutionary War and the framing of the Constitution, Hamilton also envisioned and formed the First Bank of the United States, the precursor of today’s Federal Reserve System.
In this recorded Zoom presentation, Niel Willardson, senior vice president and general counsel at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis discusses Hamilton’s life, his influence on the Federal Reserve and the infamous duel that killed him.
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