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Who is on that Bill? Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist Papers
Students, who are adult learners, participate in an Internet scavenger hunt in order to assimilate information about the biography of Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist Papers. They look at the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers...
Alexander Hamilton: Lawyer, Writer, and Founding Father
3rd - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
Scholars analyze the impact Alexander Hamilton had on the creation of the United States. Primary documents and video clips give learners a glimpse into the life of one of America's Founding Fathers, arming them with enough information to...
A Lesson To Accompany "The First Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking"
9th - 12th
Here is an interesting topic. Learners examine the economics that led to the founding of the First Bank of America. They participate in a reader's theater experience depicting the debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson...
The Federalist Defense of Diversity: Extending the Sphere
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How did early Americans ensure expansion while also securing the rights of citizens? Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, two of our early leaders, considered the problem of faction to be the "mortal disease" that created unstable...
An Introduction to Alexander Hamilton's The Federalist Papers
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Although three men wrote The Federalist Papers, over half of the 85 documents were written by one man—Alexander Hamilton. Part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest ideas, a video summary of Alexander Hamilton's The Federalist...
The Federalist Debates: Balancing Power Between State and Federal Governments
6th - 8th
Students examine the pros and cons of state sovereignty vs. federalism, as argued by the Founding Fathers. They identify the basic positions of each side, complete a worksheet, and write a persuasive essay arguing for Jefferson or Hamilton.
The Brief American Pageant: Launching the New Ship of State
9th - 12th
The two images in this presentation - a graphic depicting American's financial structure and debt, and a map showing American posts that were still held by the British after 1783 - could be helpful for a class lecture on the emerging...