Our first president and two members of his cabinet discuss and debate the ways and means of financing the government of our fledgling nation.

Originally presented as part of the 2011 George Washington Summer Residential Teachers' Institute, this lively presentation gives teachers new insights into questions on the role of government and the national economy that are just as relevant today as they were over two hundred years ago.

Following Funding a Nation we air questions that teachers in the audience were able to ask the panelists. They discussed topics in more detail and gained further perspective on how Washington, Jefferson, and Hamilton envisioned the financial structure of our nation.

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