Alexander Hamilton Establishes the US Economy
In this lesson students will develop an understanding of the economic challenges facing the newly independent United States. Those challenges included the lack of a national currency, the national government’s inability to levy taxes, and the crushing war debt. Through analyzing primary sources students will learn how Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the treasury, addressed these issues.

LESSON OBJECTIVES
Students will be able to
*Discuss the economic challenges facing the early United States
*Make inferences about the difficulties of running a country without a stable currency
*Analyze Hamilton’s plans to solve economic problems in the United States

Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.2
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.10

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Created: May 31, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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