Alexan­der Hamil­ton proved to be a bril­liant rev­o­lu­tion­ary

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ChFC , AIF Ar­bor Out­look

Colum­nist’s note: This is the first in a two-part se­ries on the in­flu­ence of Alexan­der Hamil­ton on Amer­i­can eco­nomic his­tory and tra­di­tions.

“When Amer­ica sings for you…

Will they know what you over­came?

Will they know you rewrote the game?

The world will never be the same...”

Lyrics from Broadway

the play “Hamil­ton”

Two hun­dred and forty years ago, he helped sta­bi­lize and de­fine our eco­nomic sys­tem. To­day, his life story dom­i­nates the bright lights of Broadway.

Writ­ten by Lin Manuel Mi­randa, “Hamil­ton” mar­ries hip-hop style lyrics and dance with the story of Amer­ica’s first Sec­re­tary of the Trea­sury, set against the back­drop of early Amer­i­can his­tory. The themes that char­ac­ter­ize the play are very fa­mil­iar to us to­day: the con­tri­bu­tions of im­mi­grants to the

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