Hamiltonian economic program

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Alexander Hamilton on the current U.S. $10 bill

The Hamiltonian Economic Program was the set of measures that were proposed by American Founding Father and 1st Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in three notable reports and implemented by Congress during George Washington's first administration. These reports outlined a coherent program of national mercantilism- government-assisted economic development.

See also[edit]

  • Federalist Party, Hamilton's political party, which supported his program and pushed most of them through Congress
  • American School (economics), for the Hamiltonian American School of economics practiced by the United States from 1790s-1970s rooted in the three Reports, based on tariffs which built the American industrial infrastructure.