Thursday, April 7, 2011 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PMAlexander Hamilton dedicated his life to the achievement of three principal goals. The first was gaining America’s independence from Great Britain. The second was changing the form of America’s national government from the weak and ineffective one under the Articles of Confederation to a potentially stronger and more effective federal government as authorized by the Constitution. The third goal was that of establishing the new federal government’s credit to give it the revenues and borrowing capacity to become a strong and effective government, while at the same time putting in place a modern, articulated financial system that would underwrite the growth of the American economy. Hamilton achieved all three of his goals, which is why he is widely regarded as one of the great statesmen of modern history.
Panelists Richard Brookhiser, Thomas Fleming and Richard Sylla will discuss Hamilton’s career and explore the reasons for his success in achieving the goals he set for himself and the United States.
This program is presented in partnership with the American-Scottish Foundation as part of New York City’s Tartan Week celebration. 6:00 pm presentation will be followed by reception and exhibition viewing at 7:00 pm.
Reservations required. Admission is free for Museum members, or $40 for non-members (tickets include one-year membership in the Museum). For additional information or reservations, please call 212-908-4110 or e-mail email@example.com.