Alexander Hamilton was the first secretary of the treasury and thus became the architect of the structure of the department. Hamilton’s first interest was in repayment of the debt that resulted from the American Revolution. He affirmed, “The debt of the United States… was the price of liberty.” Under Alexander Hamilton, the First Bank of the United States was established. It issued paper currency that was used to pay taxes and debt owed to the federal government.
This Alexander Hamilton History Mug is part of our Secretary of the Treasury series which includes the many unique individuals who served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. The Treasury Secretary is one member of the president’s Cabinet of advisors. The United States Cabinet was first established by President George Washington. He created four positions for senior specialists to provide him with a source of critical guidance and intelligence, in the form of Attorney General, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State, and Secretary of War. Current presidential cabinets are made up of sixteen officers. Cabinet members are chosen by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.