from Top Secret Writers
posted by Ryan Dube on July 6th, 2012
During my trip to Philadelphia in May, one of the first places that I had to check out was the First Bank of the United States.
Certainly, part of the reason that I wanted to see it was because of the beautiful architectural detail that makes up the front of the building, but another important reason is that I wanted to see the location that symbolized one of the most significant initial Constitutional battles that the young nation of the United States had to face.
The facade – much like the idea of the centralized private banking system – is grandiose, elaborate and stunningly beautiful in its own way.
The building, though beautiful, marks a moment in the nation’s history that pitted pro-democratic, Constitutionalist Thomas Jefferson against the more imperialist-leaning, big-government-minded Alexander Hamilton. . . .Read complete Report