Your Journey Through U.S. History Starts Here!

Unit #4: Hamilton's Financial Plan & First Political Parties
Learning Target: I can COMPARE Alexander Hamilton's and Thomas Jefferson's point of view of Hamilton's Financial Plan.

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  Be sure to include today's date. 

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "Hamilton's Plan

3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option. 


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

 Part I: George Washington's All Star Cabinet!

 
1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part I: George Washington's All Star Cabinet.

 
2.  Take a few moments to watch the following historical drama to become familiar with George Washington's Presidential Cabinet and the launching of the new government under the United States Constitution.
 
 
3.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms: "Cabinet of the United States," "Secretary of State," "Secretary of the Treasury,"  "Secretary of War," and "Attorney General."  Place the terms and
      definitions in your LiveBinder text box. 

 4.  To learn more about why George Washington created the first cabinet, take a few moments to watch the following video.  Based on what you saw in the video, write a well written paragraph (7-9
      sentences)
describing George Washington's leadership style.  You should use information from the video to form your answer.  You may also wish to explore the following website about George Washington's
      leadership qualities as well as this website.  Type your answer into your LiveBinder text box.

 5.  To learn more about George Washington's First Presidential Cabinet, explore the materials on the Mount Vernon Cabinet Members webpage

 6.  In your LiveBinder text box, write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) describing George Washington's first Presidential Cabinet and the men who served in his cabinet.  

 
7.  Conduct your own Internet search to find out who is currently serving in the Presidential Cabinet and the position in which they served.  Make a list in your LiveBinder text box. 
     
      (For example: John Smith - Secretary of Agriculture)

 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Part II: Hamilton vs. Jefferson and the First Political Parties

 1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part II: Hamilton vs. Jefferson and the First Political Parties

 2.  Even though Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were both brilliant men, they disagreed greatly about how the new government function.  Explore the Hamilton vs. Jefferson chart to learn about what
      each of these extraordinary men believed and why they disagreed with one another.  You should also watch the following video about Hamilton vs. Jefferson as well. 

 3.  Use the information you learned to create your own graphic organizer in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.  You can create your graphic organizer however you would like using the applications drawing and text
      tools.  You graphic organizer should illustrate the differences between Alexander Hamilton's and Thomas Jefferson's political views.

4.  Upload your graphic organizer to you LiveBinder media box.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Part III: Alexander Hamilton's Financial Plan

1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part III: Alexander Hamilton's Financial Plan.

2.  Click on the image to learn more about the debt problem the United States faced after the American Revolution.  Answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  What was the government's total income between 1789-1791?

     B.  What were the total number of expenses during that period of time? 

     C.  What was the total debt of the United States when George Washington took office?

      D.  Now check out the current debt of the United States of America.  What is the current debt of the United States of America? 

3.  Imagine that you are Alexander Hamilton.  You have just been confirmed as our first Secretary of the Treasury and your first job is to solve the nation's debt and credit troubles.  With a partner, brainstorm at
     least 2 ideas for how Alexander Hamilton might solve the nation's debt and credit problems.  Place your ideas in your LiveBinder text box.


4.  Now that you and your group have some ideas for how the nation's economy can be fixed, it is time to see Alexander Hamilton's Plan.  Hamilton came up with a multi-part plan to fix the nation's broken
     economy, pay off the nation's debt, and to restore the credit of the United States of America.  To learn about the parts of Alexander Hamilton's financial plan, please explore the resources below:

    Hamilton's Plan Infographic #1 Hamilton's Plan Infographic #2  | Website #1  |  Video #1  |  Video #2  |   Learn How a "Tariff" works  |  Learn How Banks Work  | 

 5. Now, in your LiveBinder text box, write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) answering the following question below: 

     Based on what you know about Alexander Hamilton's Plan to solved the nation's economic problems, do you think his plan will be successful?  Why or why not?  Be sure to use examples
     from the resources above to support your opinion. 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Part IV: Thomas Jefferson Rejects Hamilton's Financial Plan

 1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part IV: Thomas Jefferson Rejects Hamilton's Financial Plan "

 2.  Republicans such as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison rejected and opposed Hamilton's Financial Plan for several reasons.  Take a few minutes to watch the following video to learn more!

 3.  Next, to learn more about why people like Jefferson and Madison rejected Hamilton's Financial Plan, explore several of the resources below:

     Jefferson Objects Infographic  |  Watch Hamilton Argue With Madison At Federal Hall!  |    John Adams HBO Hamilton vs. Jefferson  |  Great Website to look over 
    
 4.  Imagine that you are a Republican like Thomas Jefferson or James Madison.  In your LiveBinder text box, write a well written persuasive letter to George Washington explaining why you do not approve of
      or support Alexander Hamilton's Financial Plan.  Be sure to include your objections to each part of Hamilton's plan. 

 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Part V: Compromise and a New Capital

 1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part IV: Compromise and a New Capital"

 2.  Now, imagine that you are George Washington.  You have had time to consider the parts of Alexander Hamilton's Plan.  You have also had an opportunity to read Thomas Jefferson's objections to Hamilton's
      plan.  In your LiveBinder text box, write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) explaining what you would do if you were George Washington.  In other words, would you want to use Hamilton's Plan or
      do you agree with Republicans like Jefferson?  Use what you have learend to explain your answer. 

 3.  Next, explore the resources below that explain how George Washington handled the disagreement between his cabinet members:

     Compromise and A New Capital Infographic #1  | Compromise and New Capital Infographic #2   |   Great website to look over   |   Read About a Famous Dinner Party    |

     Read About The Compromise that Created Our Capital 

 4.  In your LiveBinder text box, write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) explaining how George Washington settled this issue.  How did a solution to this argument come about?  Use what you have
      learend to explain your answer. 

 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

* If time remains, learn more about the creation of Washington D.C.


White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

 Part I: George Washington's All Star Cabinet!

 
1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part I: George Washington's All Star Cabinet.
 
 
2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms: "Cabinet of the United States," "Secretary of State," "Secretary of the Treasury,"  "Secretary of War," and "Attorney General."  Place the terms and
      definitions in your LiveBinder text box. 

3.  Take a few moments to watch the following video about how George Washington launched the new government under the Constitution! 


4.  In your LiveBinder textbox, list at least 5 facts you learned about
     George Washington as president.
    
   
    

 5.  To learn more about why George Washington created the first cabinet, take a few moments to watch the following video.  Based on what you saw in the video, write at least 5 sentences describing George
     Washington's leadership style.  You should use information from the video to form your answer.  Type your answer into your LiveBinder text box.

 6.  To learn more about George Washington's First Presidential Cabinet, explore the materials on the Mount Vernon Cabinet Members webpage

 7.  In your LiveBinder text box, make a list of each member of George Washington's first Presidential Cabinet and the position in which they served.  (For example: John Smith - Secretary of Agriculture)
 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Part II: Hamilton vs. Jefferson and the First Political Parties


1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part II: Hamilton vs. Jefferson and the First Political Parties

2.  Download a copy of the Hamilton vs. Jefferson Activity.  Open the file in Microsoft PowerPoint.  Follow the directions and use all of the resources below to help you complete the assignment.  

3.  Even though Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were both brilliant men, they disagreed greatly about how the new government function.  Explore the Hamilton vs. Jefferson chart to learn about what
     each of these extraordinary men believed and why they disagreed with one another.  You should also watch the following video about Hamilton vs. Jefferson as well. 

4.  Use the information you learned to complete the graphic organizer on Slide #1 of the Hamilton vs. Jefferson Activity.    You can type your answers into the textboxes found within the organizer.  Be sure to save
     your work to your computer.  You will be uploading the completed file to your LiveBinder media box at the end of this assignment.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Part III: Alexander Hamilton's Financial Plan

1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part III: Alexander Hamilton's Financial Plan.

2.  Click on the image to learn more about the debt problem the United States faced after the American Revolution.  Answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  What was the government's total income between 1789-1791?

     B.  What were the total number of expenses during that period of time? 

     C.  What was the total debt of the United States when George Washington took office?


3.  As the nation's first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton came up with a plan to fix the nations broken economy, pay off the nation's debt, and to restore the credit of the United States of America.  To
     learn about the parts of Alexander Hamilton's financial plan, please explore the resources below:

    Hamilton's Plan Infographic #1 Hamilton's Plan Infographic #2  | Website #1  |  Video #1  |  Video #2  |   Learn How a "Tariff" works  |  Learn How Banks Work  | 

 4. Use the information you learned to complete the graphic organizer on Slide #2 of the Hamilton vs. Jefferson Activity.    You can type your answers into the textboxes found within the organizer.  Be sure to save
     your work to your computer.  You will be uploading the completed file to your LiveBinder media box at the end of this assignment.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Part IV: Thomas Jefferson Rejects Hamilton's Financial Plan

1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part IV: Thomas Jefferson Rejects Hamilton's Financial Plan "

2.  Republicans such as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison rejected and opposed Hamilton's Financial Plan for several reasons.  Take a few minutes to watch the following video to learn more!

3.  Next, to learn more about why people like Jefferson and Madison rejected Hamilton's Financial Plan, explore several of the resources below:

     Jefferson Objects Infographic  |  Watch Hamilton Argue With Madison At Federal Hall!  |    John Adams HBO Hamilton vs. Jefferson  |  Great Website to look over 
    
4.  Use the information you learned to complete the graphic organizer on Slide #3 of the Hamilton vs. Jefferson Activity.    You can type your answers into the textboxes found within the organizer.  Be sure to save
     your work to your computer.  You will be uploading the completed file to your LiveBinder media box at the end of this assignment.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Part V: Compromise and a New Capital

1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part IV: Compromise and a New Capital"

2.  Like so many other times in early United States history, our Founding Fathers came up with a way to compromise and bridge the gap between two differences of opinion.  George Washington was able to get
     both the Federalists, led by Hamilton, and the Republicans, led by Jefferson to compromise.  Take a few moments to watch the following video to learn how

3.  Next, to learn more about Washington's compromise and the new capital, explore several of the resources below:

     Compromise and A New Capital Infographic #1  | Compromise and New Capital Infographic #2   |   Great website to look over   |   Read About a Famous Dinner Party    |

     Read About The Compromise that Created Our Capital 

4.  Use the information you learned to complete the graphic organizer on Slide #4 of the Hamilton vs. Jefferson Activity.    You can type your answers into the textboxes found within the organizer.  Be sure to save
     your work to your computer.  You will be uploading the completed file to your LiveBinder media box at the end of this assignment.

5.  Upload your completed PowerPoint file to your LiveBinder media box.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* If time remains, learn more about the creation of Washington D.C.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


 

Blue Activity:
 
Assignments to Complete:

 Part I: George Washington's All Star Cabinet!

 
1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part I: George Washington's All Star Cabinet.

 
2.  Take a few moments to watch the following historical drama to become familiar with George Washington's Presidential Cabinet and the launching of the new government under the United States Constitution.
 
 
3.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms: "Cabinet of the United States," "Secretary of State," "Secretary of the Treasury."  Place the terms and definitions in your LiveBinder text box. 

 4.  To learn more about why George Washington created the first cabinet, take a few moments to watch the following video.  Based on what you saw in the video, list at least 3 adjectives that describe George
     Washington's leadership style.  Type your answer into your LiveBinder text box.

 5.  To learn more about George Washington's First Presidential Cabinet, explore the materials on the Mount Vernon Cabinet Members webpage

 6.  In your LiveBinder text box,  answer each of the questions below about George Washington's first Presidential Cabinet:

       A.  Who was George Washington's Secretary of State?

       B.  Who was George Washington's Secretary of Treasury?

       C.  A.  Who was George Washington's Secretary of War?

 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 
Part II: Hamilton vs. Jefferson and the First Political Parties

1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part II: Hamilton vs. Jefferson and the First Political Parties

2.  Download a copy of the Hamilton vs. Jefferson Activity.  Open the file in Microsoft PowerPoint.  Follow the directions and use all of the resources below to help you complete the assignment.  

3.  Even though Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were both brilliant men, they disagreed greatly about how the new government function.  Explore the Hamilton vs. Jefferson chart to learn about what
     each of these extraordinary men believed and why they disagreed with one another.  You should also watch the following video about Hamilton vs. Jefferson as well. 

4.  Use the information you learned to complete the graphic organizer on Slide #1 of the Hamilton vs. Jefferson Activity.    You move the terms from the Word Bank into their correct location within the organizer. 
     Be sure to save your work to your computer.  You will be uploading the completed file to your LiveBinder media box at the end of this assignment.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Part III: Alexander Hamilton's Financial Plan

1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part III: Alexander Hamilton's Financial Plan.

2.  Click on the image to learn more about the debt problem the United States faced after the American Revolution.  Answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  What was the government's total income between 1789-1791?

     B.  What were the total number of expenses during that period of time? 

     C.  What was the total debt of the United States when George Washington took office?


3.  As the nation's first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton came up with a plan to fix the nations broken economy, pay off the nation's debt, and to restore the credit of the United States of America.  To
     learn about the parts of Alexander Hamilton's financial plan, please explore the resources below:

    Hamilton's Plan Infographic #1 Hamilton's Plan Infographic #2  | Website #1  |  Video #1  |  Video #2  |   Learn How a "Tariff" works  |  Learn How Banks Work  | 

 4. Use the information you learned to complete the graphic organizer on Slide #2 of the Hamilton vs. Jefferson Activity.    You can type your answers into the textboxes found within the organizer.  Be sure to save
     your work to your computer.  You will be uploading the completed file to your LiveBinder media box at the end of this assignment.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Part IV: Thomas Jefferson Rejects Hamilton's Financial Plan

1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part IV: Thomas Jefferson Rejects Hamilton's Financial Plan "

2.  Republicans such as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison rejected and opposed Hamilton's Financial Plan for several reasons.  Take a few minutes to watch the following video to learn more!

3.  Next, to learn more about why people like Jefferson and Madison rejected Hamilton's Financial Plan, explore several of the resources below:

     Jefferson Objects Infographic  |  Watch Hamilton Argue With Madison At Federal Hall!  |    John Adams HBO Hamilton vs. Jefferson  |  Great Website to look over 
    
4.  Use the information you learned to complete the graphic organizer on Slide #3 of the Hamilton vs. Jefferson Activity.    You can type your answers into the textboxes found within the organizer.  Be sure to save
     your work to your computer.  You will be uploading the completed file to your LiveBinder media box at the end of this assignment.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Part V: Compromise and a New Capital

1.  Place a title for this section in your LiveBinder text box that reads "Part IV: Compromise and a New Capital"

2.  Like so many other times in early United States history, our Founding Fathers came up with a way to compromise and bridge the gap between two differences of opinion.  George Washington was able to get
     both the Federalists, led by Hamilton, and the Republicans, led by Jefferson to compromise.  Take a few moments to watch the following video to learn how

3.  Next, to learn more about Washington's compromise and the new capital, explore several of the resources below:

     Compromise and A New Capital Infographic #1  | Compromise and New Capital Infographic #2   |   Great website to look over   |   Read About a Famous Dinner Party    |

     Read About The Compromise that Created Our Capital 

4.  Use the information you learned to complete the graphic organizer on Slide #4 of the Hamilton vs. Jefferson Activity.    You can type your answers into the textboxes found within the organizer.  Be sure to save
     your work to your computer.  You will be uploading the completed file to your LiveBinder media box at the end of this assignment.

5.  Upload your completed PowerPoint file to your LiveBinder media box.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

* If time remains, learn more about the creation of Washington D.C.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Site created and maintained by Mr. Gigliotti | Parma Senior High School | Parma, Ohio | gigliottip@parmacityschools.org