“Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.”- Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton is well known to be one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Hamilton was one of those political thinkers who has helped shaped the profile of the new American nation. He continues to influence America now. Thanks to him, he helped found the first national bank, the U.S. Mint and a tax collection bureau that would later become the U.S. Coast Guard.