History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 15

Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention.

In this Episode:

  • Alexander Hamilton’s life, part two of two.
  • A focus on Hamilton’s post-convention life.
  • Hamilton in the Washington cabinet.
  • Hamilton and his role in the creation of the U.S. Mint, First National Bank, and Revenue Cutter Service.
  • The formation of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican political parties.
  • Hamilton’s launching of the New York Evening Post.
  • Hamilton’s affair and role in the 1796 presidential elections.
  • Hamilton effectively makes Jefferson President after the 1800 presidential election is decided in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Hamilton duels Aaron Burr.