New York Post

Alexander Hamilton founded the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States — The New York Post.

In an attempt to make a New York paper with a strong Federalist Party stance — as opposed to President Thomas Jefferson’s ruling Democratic-Republican Party — Hamilton sought to raise $10,000 to fund the project.

The first issue was published on Nov. 16, 1801, nearly three years before Hamilton would die in an infamous duel with Aaron Burr. Starting out, the Evening Post was merely a single sheet of paper folded in half to create four pages, according to Allan Nevins’ book “The Evening Post: A Century of Journalism.” Controversial journalist James T. Callender called it “the most elegant piece of workmanship that we have seen, either in Europe or America.”