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The fight for a National Bank pushed the political fight of Federalist and Anti-Federalists to a new level! Just coming off of Shay's rebellion, this battle of words between Jefferson and Hamilton lead to the assumption of state debts as a means of building national credit. A great song to play is "Cabinet Battle #1" from the musical "Hamilton".
This source dives into Hamilton's desire for a national bank and all of the benefits he sees can result from its charter. Designed to include comprehension and critical thinking questions, this resource will dive into understanding Hamilton's position on a National Bank, with giving students the ability to agree or disagree, and justify their perspective of Thomas Jefferson's opinion.
This primary source follows the reading strategy of SOAPstone. If you are unfamiliar with SOAPstone, please download my free resource on this reading strategy.
It is an extremely easy strategy to use when breaking down any reading material. This speech is no exception. I hope you enjoy this resource!