How Did Hamilton Develop A Sound Economic Plan

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In the 1790s, the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton and fellow Federalists wanted to protect the United State's economic future through several different means; namely, the creation of a national bank, maintaining good financial credit, and by developing a lasting economic system. The United States was in turmoil, still rebuilding from their recent detachment from Britain. The United States government was in shambles, its economy arguably in an even worse one. It was for that reason that president George Washington elected Alexander Hamilton to develop a sound economic plan for the United States. Hamilton and his fellow Federalists had many ideas for improving the economy; however, the Republicans or Anti-Federalists, were disinclined to agree with their federalist counterparts due to opposing views on government authority. This led to many debates between sides and ultimately an ingenious economic foundation. …show more content…

Credit. Hamilton knew the U.S. would have to have the ability to borrow money from other countries in the future, just like any other well established country such as France or Britain. To ensure that the U.S. would always be able to borrow money, Hamilton wanted the U.S. to have good credit; meaning the U.S. would be known for its ability to pay back loans it received and debt it acquired. To move forward with this plan, Hamilton accepted the debt of all states in the union at the time. Thus, ensuring even more strongly that wealthy Americans would accept more of the debt themselves by purchasing bonds. This was why Hamilton believed manufacturing to be the United State's road for economic success. As previously stated, the income such businesses would create would have the ability to secure the U.S.'s ability to maintain good credit. By developing this system, Hamilton created a legacy which survived into present day as the United States debt, but also the United States excellent

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