After the American Revolution, the new United States was struggling under a large national debt from the American Revolution. George Washington asked his Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, to figure out how to solve the country’s economic problems. This lesson focuses on Hamilton's solutions to the nation's financial troubles. Included in this download:
1. Lesson Plan (including alternative procedures for the lesson)
-Group activity duration is approx. 2 class periods
-Duration of alternative lessons varies from 1 to 1 1/2 class periods
2. Student handout organizing information about the five solutions
3. Student readings about each of Hamilton's five solutions
4. Accompanying teacher power point
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