HISTORY: U.S Founding Father one of us?

How instrumental were Jews in creating the United States?

February 14, 2018 18:12
Statue of the Founding Father at the US Treasury in Washington

Statue of the Founding Father at the US Treasury in Washington. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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We all know that the US has a large and influential Jewish community. Some say it is even larger than the Jewish population of this country. But how instrumental were Jews in creating the United States? That is a topic that has fascinated Dr. Andrew Porwancher for the last seven years. During that time the Wick Cary associate professor of American constitutional history at the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage of the University of Oklahoma, has delved deeply into the life and work of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers, and first secretary of the Treasury, of the United States of America.

Hamilton was born, and spent part of his childhood, in Charlestown, on the island of Nevis in the Leeward Islands, then part of the British West Indies.


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