Hamilton is currently tearing up Broadway, but what do you know about the actual man, Alexander Hamilton? He was an American Founding Father, and The United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury. He authored many of The Federalist Papers and an economic program for the young country to follow. This economic program will be the focus of this week’s essay.
You are to read the chapter “Was Alexander Hamilton an Economic Genius?” which is in this week’s lesson folder. You are then to craft an essay that analyzes the major components of Hamilton’s economic program and evaluates its legacy.
Your essay needs to follow a five paragraph model and contain at least three quotations from the assigned reading. The essay must be formatted according to Chicago style, which means you must use footnotes.