The Department of Treasury

What is it?

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When?

  • The Department was established September 2, 1789


Why?

  • To finance the Revolutionary War
  • Also to help manage the government's money
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Who is the Leader?

  • The leader of the Department is Tim Geithner
  • He is the 75th person to hold this position
  • He is pictured above in front of the Department's building

What are the duties of this department?

  • Manage the government's money
  • Maintain a strong economy
  • Strengthen national security by combating threats and protecting the integrity of the financial system