A economist with a strong vision for the young nation's future, Hamilton developed a keen understanding of international commerce in his first job as a trading-house clerk on the Caribbean island of St. Croix. Hamilton is best remembered for his advocacy of a central bank. His home on Wall Street was to become the site of the American stock market and the nation's remarkable prosperity. A futurist dream to the people of his era, Hamilton saw the industrial economy as achievable.
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