Day 4

Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Chernow introduce and discuss details of Jefferson's life and career up until the point he meets Hamilton? What differences does he highlight between the two men? Why are these differences significant?

    The readers first get to know Thomas Jefferson and understand more about his life in “Sixteen: Dr. Pangloss,” when Thomas Jefferson finally arrives in the United States to assume his position as Secretary of State. Chernow gives some background on Jefferson's recent work and personal exploits during his time as the U.S. minister to France. In the political sphere, Hamilton has concerns that France will be ripped apart by a violent revolution, while Jefferson...

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