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The industrial complex Alexander Hamilton began in Paterson, NJ in 1791.

To End Slavery, You Need Industrial Progress

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 9, 2021—All four classes in my series on Why American Slavery Persisted are now available on americansystemnow’s You Tube channel. In them, I present the evidence to support my thesis that the success of the abolition movement depended on the implementation of Alexander Hamilton’s principles of […]

by October 11, 2021 2 comments News, Slavery
The NIB would have the funds to help deal with the Western water crisis.  Indian lands are particularly hard hit, as seen here.

Legislators Promote Hamiltonian Infrastructure Bank

Sept. 26, 2021—While Congress continues deadlocked in a battle over inadequate infrastructure spending bills, support is growing for establishing a Hamiltonian Infrastructure Bank. A campaign by local officials determined to meet the full needs of the nation is spreading across the country. The focus of their efforts is H.R. 3339 […]

by September 26, 2021 0 comments Infrastructure Bank, News
The image on a medallion created by Englishman Josiah Wedgwood in 1787.

Coming Classes on Why American Slavery Persisted

By Nancy Spannaus Aug. 27, 2021—Come September, I will be teaching two classes at local colleges on “Why American Slavery Persisted.” They will be offered, for a fee, at both the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Frederick Community College in Maryland, and the Lifelong Learning Program at Shepherd University […]

by August 28, 2021 3 comments News, Slavery, Uncategorized
Rand speaking on Hamilton's military history at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

A Remembrance of Hamilton Rand Scholet

By Nancy Spannaus Aug. 6, 2021—The most appropriate way to respond to the tragically early death of Rand Scholet, founder of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (AHA Society), is to press on with his mission of educating people about Alexander Hamilton. In this short remembrance, I want to review how […]

by August 6, 2021 2 comments Commentary, News
A partial cover of Ehret's book.

Presenting America in Universal History

A Review of Matt Ehret’s The Unfinished Symphony: The Clash of the Two Americas, volume I By Nancy Spannaus July 8, 2021—Too often these days, people choose to view the United States from one of two templates. On the one side is the “patriotic” tradition which paints America as an […]

by August 2, 2021 1 comment News, Review
ISI President John Burtka IV opens the conference on political economy. (Nancy Spannaus)

The Future of American Political Economy

By Nancy Spannaus July 26, 2021—More than 200 self-described conservatives, most of them of college student age, gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, VA on July 23 to discuss “The Future of American Political Economy.” The two-day conference was sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a […]

by July 26, 2021 3 comments Economy, News
The Second Bank of the United States was key to the U.S.'s 1820 infrastructure boom.

Movement for National Infrastructure Bank Grows

By Nancy Spannaus July 21, 2021—Over the last few months, legislators in five states have passed Memorials to Congress urging the passage of a $5 trillion National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), as outlined in the current House Bill 3339. Both houses in Maine, Nevada, and Rhode Island have endorsed such legislation, […]

by July 22, 2021 0 comments Infrastructure, News
New Videos on American System Now

New Videos on American System Now

By Nancy Spannaus July 18, 2021—I’m pleased to announce the posting of two new videos on the You Tube channel of AmericanSystemNow, both devoted to setting out the American System principles which have been buried or vilified for so long. The first is a three-minute ad, suitable for circulating widely […]

by July 18, 2021 0 comments Alexander Hamilton, News
The original building of the Black college built in Petersburg under the Readjuster period.

The Readjusters: The Black-White Alliance That Once Governed Virginia

By Edward Spannaus July 9, 2021–Editor’s note: The following article was previewed on this blog in 2019, in a post entitled “New History Bulletin Introduces the ‘Readjusters,’” and subtitled “History Does Not Come in Black and White.” However, at that time, the article, published in the Bulletin of Loudoun County […]

by July 9, 2021 3 comments History, News
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Why We Celebrate Gottfried Leibniz

On the occasion of his birthday, July 1, 1646 By Nancy Spannaus July 1, 2021—I’m asking you to join me in celebrating the 375th birthday of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a universal genius whose ideas played a critical role in shaping the American republic. You can do that by exploring his […]

by July 1, 2021 1 comment Manufacturing, News