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The Resource Alexander Hamilton : the Hero Who Helped Shape America, by Teri Kanefield

Alexander Hamilton : the Hero Who Helped Shape America, by Teri Kanefield

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Alexander Hamilton : the Hero Who Helped Shape America
Title
Alexander Hamilton
Title remainder
the Hero Who Helped Shape America
Statement of responsibility
by Teri Kanefield
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for the poor and the newcomers. But Hamilton's vision put him at odds with his archrivals who envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states would control their own destiny, and the federal government would remain small and weak. The disputes that arose during America's first decades continued through American history to our present day. Over time, because of the systems Hamilton set up and the ideas he left, his vision won out. Here is the story that epitomizes the American dream--a poor immigrant who made good in America. In the end, Hamilton rose from poverty through his intelligence and ability, and did more to shape our country than any of his contemporaries. Related subjects and concepts discussed in the book include: <U>Law and Legal Concepts</U> Due process Bill of Rights Freedom of Speech and the Press Originalism / nonoriginalism (theories of Constitutional interpretation) <U>Government</U> Checks and Balances Democracy Electoral College Republic <U>Financial Concepts</U> Capitalism Credit Inflation Interest Mercantilism Securities: Stocks and Bonds Tariffs Taxes <U>Miscellaneous</U> Demagogues Dueling Pastoralism"--
  • "The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. In contrast, he envisioned something different: along with agriculture and small towns, he imagined a multiracial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. A poor immigrant, Hamilton believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for newcomers. His vision put him at odds with Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and others; they envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states controlled their own destiny, and the federal government remained small and weak. Hamilton died in a duel, defending his ideas and his honor. Because of the systems Hamilton set up and the ideas he left, his vision won out. Here is the story that epitomizes the American dream--a poor immigrant who made good in America"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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1960-
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Kanefield, Teri
Dewey number
  • 973.4092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E302.6.H2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Other
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Alexander Hamilton : the Hero Who Helped Shape America, by Teri Kanefield
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965922336
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781683350811
Lccn
2016057122
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computer
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MWT11850525
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(OCoLC)965922336
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Alexander Hamilton : the Hero Who Helped Shape America, by Teri Kanefield
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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965922336
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781683350811
Lccn
2016057122
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • 5318f3b2-b787-4141-a452-48619ac31573
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MWT11850525
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)965922336

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