Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father

by Jonathan Hennessey and Justin Greenwood. New York, NY: Ten Speed Press, 2017

Readers learn about the influences in Hamilton's life; his role in the Revolutionary war; participation in developing the Constitution; role as first Secretary of the Treasury: his tumultuous relationship with Jefferson and then Aaron Burr - and their fatal duel. Readers learn about the impact his policies had on the Civil War, on America's rise as a superpower, on our banking and Treasury system, and on our world today.

It addresses social studies themes such as: historical events; culture and cultural diversity; continuity and change among and between cultures; national and community institutions; the powers and challenges of governance; citizenship and civic ideals and practices; and global connections.

Grades 6+

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