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Bell Ringer: Hamilton's Financial Plan

Hamilton's Financial Plan

Chris Meyers, director of education for the Museum of American Finance, explained Alexander Hamilton's financial plan and the compromise of 1790. He explained how the early republic used this plan to issue bonds to fund the government and finance the Louisiana Purchase.

Description

Chris Meyers, director of education for the Museum of American Finance, explained Alexander Hamilton's financial plan and the compromise of 1790. He explained how the early republic used this plan to issue bonds to fund the government and finance the Louisiana Purchase.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What issues were states facing after the Revolutionary War? What was Alexander Hamilton’s plan to address these state issues?
  • Explain the compromise that James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton made.
  • How does the federal government use bonds to finance the government?
  • Explain how Hamilton’s financial plan helped the United States fund the Louisiana Purchase.

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Alexander Hamilton
    • Bond
    • Compromise Of 1790
    • Credit
    • District Of Columbia
    • Enterprise
    • Excess Capital
    • Finance
    • James Madison
    • Louisiana Purchase
    • Manhattan
    • Napoleon Bonaparte
    • National Debt

    Topics

    Economics & Financial LiteracyU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity