Monday, May 20, 2019

Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America: (Book #1) by Teri Kanefield

Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America: (Book #1)
Teri Kanefield

About the Book

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 archivals 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.

Author's Website:

Teri Kanefield 

The Making of America: A series of biographies
(Click on one of the links below to learn more about the books in the series)

About the series

Andrew Jackson: (Book #2)

Abraham Lincoln: (Book #3)

Susan B. Anthony: (Book #4)

Franklin D. Roosevelt: (Book #5) 

Thurgood Marshall: (Book #6)

Vocabulary Activity

Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.
  1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
  2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
  3. What is the definition of the word?
  4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
  5. Explain how the word connects to the story. 

Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the
other MCBA books you read.