Alexander Hamilton : the making of America
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New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.
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Book
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9781419725784 (hardback), 1419725785 (hardback)
Physical Desc
203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Accelerated Reader
IL: MG - BL: 8.7 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure
1170L
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Published
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.
Language
English
ISBN
9781419725784 (hardback), 1419725785 (hardback)
Accelerated Reader
MG
Level 8.7, 6 Points
Lexile measure
1170

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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"--,Provided by publisher.
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"The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. In contrast, he envisioned something different: along with agriculture and small towns, he imagined a multiracial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. A poor immigrant, Hamilton believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for newcomers. His vision put him at odds with Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and others; they envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states controlled their own destiny, and the federal government remained small and weak. Hamilton died in a duel, defending his ideas and his honor. 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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kanefield, T. (2017). Alexander Hamilton: the making of America . Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kanefield, Teri, 1960-. 2017. Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kanefield, Teri, 1960-. Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kanefield, Teri. Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.

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