Albert Gallatin – November 19, 1780

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s November 19, 1780. I’m on Wall Street in New York City with new Swiss immigrant, Albert Gallatin.

JG: “Mr. Gallatin, why did you move to America during our War for Independence?”

AG: “Mr. Gillespie, for that very reason: to help fight in your War for Independence and to fulfill my dream of becoming a free American.”

Albert Gallatin lived the American dream and taught at Harvard University. He became Secretary of the Treasury under Thomas Jefferson, US Minister to France, and helped to secure the Louisiana Territory.

Read more about Albert Gallatin.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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