Part I of two episodes about America’s fight for independence from Britain. We investigate how the hit musical Hamilton is teaching us history – but is it accurate?
And we have James’s best American history jokes.
Next month, Part II will be a bumper episode - we have secured the rights to use full songs from Hamilton :) So, we will take a close look at what we can learn from them about history.
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How are some questions to see how well you understand today’s episode:
- What does “democracy” mean?
- Who could not vote in the USA when it was first founded?
- What does “capitalism” mean?
- Who was king of Britain at this time?
- Why did the Americans want to be free from British rule?
- Who was allowed to vote and who wasn’t in the new USA?
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Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2016. Copyright © Warner Music.
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