Day 2

Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Who is John Laurens? What is important about his relationship with Hamilton?

    Students should be able to chronicle the notable events in John Laurens’s life and demonstrate an understanding of the both the ups and downs of their relationship. When Hamilton joins Washington’s personal staff, his network of social connections continues to expand, and he meets John Laurens, a fellow Washington aide from South Carolina. Laurens and Hamilton, along with their other new friend the Marquis de Lafayette, a young Frenchman who has come to support the Americans in fighting the British, form a strong bond rooted in their shared political beliefs and passion for the fight. These...

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