First Bank Chartering - 225th Anniversary
On February 25, 2016, the 225th anniversary of the chartering of the Bank of the United States was commemorated in Philadelphia. This event was presented by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society in conjunction with Independence National Historical Park, the Friends of INHP, City Tavern, and American Historical Theatre.
First Bank 225th Quick Links:
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson Debate on the Bank
At noon, a debate on the constitutionality of a national bank was held between Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson at City Tavern.
Visit inside the First Bank Building
Leads for the First Bank Restoration Project went inside the First Bank building with Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton to see the beautiful interior.
During the 225th anniversary, the AHA Society shared pictures and event updates on its Twitter account in real time.
All the tweets from the 225th anniversary events have been compiled into a collection on the-aha-society.com for anyone to browse through - no need to have a Twitter account!
- Celebrating America's First Bank - ABC Action News
- Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson Debate Marks the 225th Anniversary of the Establishment of the First Bank of the United States - National Park Service
All Places Hamilton - First Bank
Learn about Alexander Hamilton's connection to the First Bank building, which still stands today in Philadelphia.
Hamilton vs Jefferson Debate (coming soon)
(Recommended full screen viewing - click on the video to play and then click on the box in the lower right-hand corner)
Note: By clicking on the picture below, you will be directed to the AHA Society Facebook page, where our albums are posted. You do not have to be a member of Facebook to browse the pictures (But if you are, we welcome 'likes' and comments!)