In this lesson, students will study the life of Alexander Hamilton. Students will learn about his reasoning in support of a single and powerful executive leader, role at the Constitutional Convention, the role he played in shaping the government of the United States, and much more.
Handout A: Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804)
Handout B: Vocabulary and Context Questions
Handout C: In His Own Words: Alexander Hamilton on the Constitution
Handout D: Analysis: Alexander Hamilton and Federalist No. 70
Introductory Essay: Explaining the Founding
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