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.
Initially chartered in 1791 to combat the debt the United States had incurred from the war with Great Britain, the
First Bank of the United States created uniform currency for the 13 original states. This brainchild of then Treasury ...
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EXPERIENCE A SLICE OF ITALY.ENJOY DINNING IN A LIT DINING AREA SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFULLY HAND PAINTED ITALIAN MURALS BRINGING ...
Penn's Landing is the Philadelphia equivalent of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, on a smaller scale. It runs along the west bank
of the Delaware River between Vine and South Streets. There's a berth for yachts band pleasure boats, daily tour ...
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