The Second Bank of the United States was chartered to combat the debt and inflationary pressures, the U.S. Government faced ... More
Second Bank of the United States
The Second Bank of the United States was chartered to combat the debt and inflationary pressures, the U.S. Government faced from the War of 1812. President Madison signed a bill authorizing the 2nd Bank in 1816 with a charter lasting 20 years. Today the neo-classical structure houses an extraordinary Portrait Gallery. Many of the works are by Charles Wilson Peale, the leading American portrait artist of the time, capturing the magnificent visages of 18th Century war heroes and statesmen of the day. All the signers of the Declaration of Independence are here, and members of the First Constitutional Congress. George Washington's death mask is part of the Portrait Gallery collection.
Since General Tadeusz Kosciuszko arrived to fight alongside George Washington in the American Revolution, the connection between Poland and the
Unites States has been a strong one. Paintings and photographs commemorate the accomplishments and pride of the Polish people ...
A key military figure in American victories over the British in the Revolutionary War, Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a Polish born
adopted son of Philadelphia. As a colonel and military engineer in the Continental Army, his greatest triumph over enemy ...
The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel commands a towering presence in the heart of America's original capital. Surrounded by rich revolutionary
history and culture, this Philadelphia hotel's downtown location exceeds the expectations of both business and leisure travelers. Business guests ...