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Hamilton vs Jefferson Evaluating Sources ObjectiveTo what extent does Hamilton the musical accurately depict the debatebetween Hamilton and Jefferson over the National Bank of the United States? Directions:Review the chart below carefully and use it to answer the analysis question below. IssuesHamilton (Federalist Party) Jefferson (Democratic-Republican Party) Federalism(division ofpower) Strong central government, weakstate governments Strong state governments, weakcentral government Tariff (taxes) onimported goodsUS government should tax importedgoods to generate revenue and payoff debts. This encourages people tobuy American made goods andencourages manufacturing. States should not be subjected to anational tax of any kind. There shouldbe no tariffs on imports. US Economy Manufacturing, the US governmentshould support manufacturing Farming is the main economic activitythat the US should protect andsupport Interpretationof theConstitution Elastic clause allows for looseinterpretationof the Constitution Strict interpretation, governmentshouldn’t go beyond what is outlinedin Constitution WhiskeyRebellion National government has the power toissue taxes to raise revenue. TheWhiskey Rebellion represents a plot topromote states rights and was putdown properly. National government should leavetaxation to the states. In the WhiskeyRebellion, the government used thearmy to put down legitimate protestto an unfair government tax. Analysis Question: Based on the information in this chart, predict what Hamilton and Jefferson would do in the following scenario: There is a proposal to create a National Bank of the United States. The power to create thisbank is not explicitly listed in the US Constitution, but those who support it cite the elastic clause (which suggests that congress can do anything necessary and proper for the functioning of our nation) as a reason why this bank would be constitutional. Those who oppose it believe it is an expansion of Federal power therefore dangerous. ●Who do you think would support the bank - Hamilton or Jefferson and why? Hamilton he says in song
●Who do you think would be against the bank - Hamilton or Jefferson and why? Jefferson because if Hamilton is for the Jefferson is againstHistorical Context - Cabinet Battle #1 from Hamilton (2015) - a Broadway Musical In July 2008, while Lin-Manuel Miranda was on vacation in Mexico, Lin-Manuel took on a little light reading in the form of Ron Chernow’s 800-page New York Times best-selling biography, Alexander Hamilton, chronicling the life of the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Lin-Manuel was captivated by the story of Hamilton’s life and how the very human struggles of the American Revolutioncontinue to manifest themselves in today's society. From here, an idea grew to tell the story of Hamilton through contemporary song stylings, but the shape of that project was still a long way from being fully-formed. At the time, it was conceived as a concept album to be known as "The Hamilton