What kind of parents name their son after a fish? Salmon P. Chase was Abraham Lincoln’s Treasury Secretary. He later was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Salmon was the featured face on the $10,000 “Federal Reserve” note. Perhaps it is an inside joke, meaning there is something fishy about the “Federal Reserve”, which in fact is neither “Federal” nor a “Reserve.”
“In Congress there is a wild, radical element in regard to the rebellious States and people,” wrote Gideon Welles in his February 21, 1865 diary entry. “They are to be treated by a radical Congress as no longer States, but Territories without rights, and must have a new birth or creation by permission of Congress. These are the mistaken theories and schemes of [Salmon] Chase, — perhaps in conjunction with others.” (Background: Hosanna to Old Abe, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, July 28, 2015.)
Notice how Welles, Secretary of the Navy under President Lincoln, capitalizes the word “States.” This is no longer usual. Instead “states” are given a small “s”. Also, before the American Civil War, people said, “The United States are.” Afterwards they said, “The United States is.” On December 13, 1865, Congress created the Joint Committee on Reconstruction. President Andrew Johnson called the Joint Committee the “French Directory,” a reference to the dictatorship by committee that emerged during the French Revolution.  Dictatorship by committee occurs in a central location, Washington, DC.
Also centralized is the “Federal Reserve”. There are twelve “Federal Reserve” districts scattered across the United States. However completely dominant, according to the late Eustace Mullins, protégé of Ezra Pound (winner of the prestigious Bollingen Prize for poetry), is the “Federal Reserve” Bank of New York. 
Outraged by the carnage of World War I, Ezra Pound blamed the war on usury and international capitalism. 
On the surface, it seems like the completely dominant “Federal Reserve” Bank of New York is the “French Directory” of the U.S. money supply. But the real central government of the “Fed” is in London. In 1952, Eustace Mullins “found that notwithstanding our successes in the Wars of Independence of 1812 against England, we remained an economic and financial colony of Great Britain. For the first time, we located the original stockholders of the Federal Reserve Banks and traced their parent companies to the London Connection.” 
Usurers are in control of the United States. Mayer Amschel Rothchild said, “Give me control of a nation’s money supply, and I care not who makes its laws.” Control of the centralized “Federal Reserve” emanates from London. How did this happen? Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution established that the U.S. Congress shall have power to coin money and regulate the value thereof. Something went wrong between 1787 and today. When did things go wrong?
Things went definitely wrong around 1864. We were ruined by a plot to gain control of the banking system.  The Salmon, as Secretary of the Treasury, helped birth a National Banking system. Salmon worked with Jay Cooke in a government war bonds scheme.  The 14th Amendment, which states in part that the validity of the public debt shall not be questioned, had as its purpose the institutionalizing of the national debt, “which had been monetized through the National Bank Act of 1864, thereby making permanent the grip which Morgan, Rothschild, and their affiliates had acquired upon banking and currency in the United States.” 
The 14th Amendment was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments.  By that time the Salmon was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. As Chief Justice, Salmon P. Chase presided at the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. Johnson had met with President Abraham Lincoln on the same day Lincoln was later shot at Ford’s Theater.  Johnson had some idea of Abraham Lincoln’s post-Civil War plans and did his best as President to implement them. In a speech given to a crowd of people outside the White House on February 22, 1866, Johnson warned that sometimes a government “can be revolutionized, can be changed without going into the battlefield. Sometimes revolutions the most disastrous to the people are effected without shedding blood.”  The Salmon presided over the 1868 impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. “The trial concluded on May 16 with Johnson’s acquittal. The final tally of votes for conviction was one fewer than the two-thirds required.”  Johnson had escaped the “soft coup” by a hair’s breadth. But his attention to other presidential matters must have been impeded by impeachment worries. “The validity of the public debt shall not be questioned” said in part the 14th Amendment, adopted on July 9, 1868.
Salmon sleeps with the fishes. He died on May 7, 1873. But the revolution without a battlefield, the revolution most disastrous to the people, the takeover of the U.S. money, lives on, thanks in part to Salmon P. Chase.
——- Sources ——-
 “King Andy and the Radicals”, http://www.crf-usa.org/impeachment/impeachment-of-andrew-johnson.html
 The Secrets Of The Federal Reserve, by Eustace Mullins. Kindle e-book edition.
 “Ezra Pound”, Wikipedia, July 29, 2015.
 Blood Money: The Civil War and the Federal Reserve, by John Remington Graham. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2006.
 “Salmon P. Chase”, Wikipedia, July 29, 2015.
 “Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution”, Wikipedia, July 29, 2015.
 The Lincoln Conspiracy, by David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, Jr. Los Angeles: Schick Sunn Classic Books, 1977.
 “Resistance of Andrew Johnson”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, July 24, 2015. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/resistance-of-andrew-johnson/
 “Impeachment of Andrew Johnson”, Wikipedia, July 29, 2015.