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Hamiltonianism is one of the religions practiced in After the End. Hamiltonian is part of the Old World Cultist religious group and considered an heresy of the Americanist faith.


"Hamiltonians differ from mainstream Americanism in that they take their faith in the gods of the Old World to a higher level. Legends outline the gods' abilities and deeds, but Hamiltonians believe the gods had more powers beyond those explicitly stated. They hold, furthermore, that it is within the capabilities of all believers to attain these 'implied powers' for themselves." ― In-Game description of Hamiltonian


Hamiltonian, like other Americanist heresies, is incredibly obscure, and of little consequence to how one practices their faith. Only a select few ever practice it. It has however been deemed Heretical by established Americanists. Hamiltonians are barred from holding the office of President on the grounds that they may seek to use these 'implied powers' to assert a tyranny over America.


Hamiltonians seek to uncovered the implied powers of the gods through focus on explicit powers stated as held by them. Among the few Hamiltonians that do practice in 2666 the the primary power they focus on is that of insuring the General Welfare through all necessary and proper means. Despite mainstream Americanist fears that a Hamiltonian presidency would be tyrannical with all actions being justified as 'necessary to achieving general welfare' the Hamiltonian stipulation of 'proper' suggests 'honorable' means and 'necessary' would suggest something not excessive. Regardless to suggest the founding documents have 'implied meaning' has been enough for the concern that any action can be justified under a Hamiltonian president. On a more mild note the belief that any believer can attain these implied powers is also seen as diminishing the deification of past Presidents and considered too close to the Jeffersonian doctrine which is also heresy to the Americanists.

Hamiltonian Characters in 2666[]

Vassals of a Lord of Different Faith[]

Holy Sites[]


These are the five Hamiltonian holy sites;

  • Manhattan
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington
  • Boston
  • Rushmore

In-Game Features[]

Fairly weak rulers may gather a large host to prepare an invasion. Priests can marry and inherit titles. There is (and can exist) no religious head.

As of 2666, Hamiltonianism has 20.0 moral authority.

A temple holder of the Hamiltonian faith is called a judge.


  • Hamiltonianism and Jeffersonianism are both references to the debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson on how much power the federal government should hold.
  • In reference to the government of America before the event, the Hamiltonians invest an emphasis on the power of the Judicial branch.