Albert Gallatin

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Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis and Clark exploration. Gallatin's accomplishments and contributions are highlighted at Friendship Hill, his restored country estate. - NPS


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Home Friendship Hill National Historic Site Point Marion
1794/08/14 226 whiskey rebels meet at a bluff (Main St and Park Av) in Parkinson's Ferry. Albert Gallatin calms the rebels contributing to a peaceful ending to the Whiskey Rebellion and the possibility of civil conflict. Moderator Monongahela City Pennsylvania Whiskey Rebellion
1811/00/00 US Senate ties on a vote to renew the Bank of the United States's charter. Over Albert Gallatin's objections, Vice President George Clinton breaks the tie and votes against renewal. US Secretary of the Treasury First Bank of the United States Philadelphia, PA War of 1812
1813/00/00 US Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin rents the Sewall home from 1801-1813 Home Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site Washington, DC
1813/01/00 Gallatin projects annual expenditures of $36 million and just $17 million in revenue from existing taxes Gallatin. The US Army was insignificant and the Navy consist of a small number of frigates and a fleet of gunboats, most armed with a single cannon. US Secretary of the Treasury War of 1812
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