Day 3

Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Hamilton work to establish himself and make his name after the war? How do his experiences during the war shape his approach to politics and influence in the years after the war? What do his professional decisions during this period reveal about Hamilton's personality and character?

    In answering this question, encourage students to consider what Hamilton does initially after the war, how his career changes from the early to late 1780’s, and what causes him to make these career changes. During the war, Hamilton is struck by the many challenges the troops face in getting supplies, due to funding bottlenecks. As a result, he comes to believe in the crucial...

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