Consider how a financial panic induced significant political and civic reactions against the financial sector, and more generally, against policies of national economic development. Review Hamilton's interventions in capital markets to provide liquidity and quell panic selling. Explore the pros and cons of government intervention in markets through economic development spending. Introduce the Bank of the United States, the first quasi-central bank in US history. Profile Hamilton as a "policy entrepreneur," one of the most creative innovators in finance and public policy in US history.