Sep 022019
 
Treasury Building in Washington, D.C., with Statue of Alexander Hamilton in Front

Treasury Building in Washington, D.C., with Statue of Alexander Hamilton in Front

Treasury Department was created by Congress in 1789. Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury. Most historians feel he expertly guided the department through its infancy into a well-established part of the government. The Treasury Department is responsible for:

  • Making currency
  • Collecting taxes, duties, and money owed to the government
  • Paying US government bills
  • Monitoring national banks
  • Publishing reports on state of treasury

Over 100,000 people work in the Treasury Department. Children could visit the department’s website at: Treasury Department. Who is the current secretary of the treasury?

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