Cabinet Battle #1 (Hamilton the Musical)

Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton have a “rap-off” about whether to have a national bank and whether the US government should assume the debts of the states. Hamilton is for it – Jefferson against. This song, set during George Washington’s presidency, still echoes debates we hear today. The US did open a central bank – […]

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Wells Fargo Wagon (The Music Man)

The Iowa town is excited when the Wells Fargo wagon comes to town. Why shouldn’t they be? It’s 1912 and the Wells Fargo Wagon was an efficient way to get products back then. This song provides a nice introduction into a lesson in economic history. From catalogs and wagon delivery systems, to big (and not-so-big) […]

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