Alexander Hamilton: the making of America

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The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for the poor and the newcomers. But Hamilton's vision put him at odds with his archrivals who envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states would control their own destiny, and the federal government would remain small and weak. The disputes that arose during America's first decades continued through American history to our present day. Over time, because of the systems Hamilton set up and the ideas he left, his vision won out. Here is the story that epitomizes the American dream--a poor immigrant who made good in America. In the end, Hamilton rose from poverty through his intelligence and ability, and did more to shape our country than any of his contemporaries. Related subjects and concepts discussed in the book include: Law and Legal Concepts Due process Bill of Rights Freedom of Speech and the Press Originalism / nonoriginalism (theories of Constitutional interpretation) Government Checks and Balances Democracy Electoral College Republic Financial Concepts Capitalism Credit Inflation Interest Mercantilism Securities: Stocks and Bonds Tariffs Taxes Miscellaneous Demagogues Dueling Pastoralism About the Series The Making of America series traces the constitutional history of the United States through overlapping biographies of American men and women. The debates that raged when our nation was founded have been argued ever since: How should the Constitution be interpreted? What is the meaning, and where are the limits of personal liberty? What is the proper role of the federal government? Who should be included in "we the people"? Each biography in the series tells the story of an American leader who helped shape the United States of today.
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9781419725784
9781683350811
Reading Level:
MG
Level 8.7, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
1170L
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subject_facet Biographies, Founding Fathers of the United States -- Juvenile literature, Hamilton, Alexander, -- 1757-1804, Hamilton, Alexander, -- 1757-1804 -- Juvenile literature, Statesmen -- United States -- Biography, Statesmen -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Juvenile literature, United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809, United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Alexander Hamilton : the making of America
title_full Alexander Hamilton : the making of America / Teri Kanefield, Alexander Hamilton The Making of America
title_short Alexander Hamilton :
title_sub the making of America
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Founding Fathers of the United States, Hamilton, Alexander, History, Juvenile Nonfiction, Politics, Politics and government, Statesmen