United States Department of the Treasury

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Department of the Treasury
Agency overview
FormedSeptember 2, 1789
Preceding agency
  • Board of Treasury
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
Headquarters1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.
Employees115,897 (2007)
Annual budget$11.10 billion (2007)
Agency executives
Child agencies
U.S. Department of Treasury headquarters in Washington DC.

The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department and the treasury of the United States government. It was established by an Act of Congress in 1789 to manage government revenue. The first Secretary of the Treasury was Alexander Hamilton. He almost single-handedly worked out the nation's early financial system, and for several years was a major presence in Washington's administration as well. His statue still stands outside the Treasury building.

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  • "Enough Wise Men, The Story of Our Constitution" by Forrest McDonald -- Published by the Dominion of Canada and by Longmans Canada Limited, Toronto 1970