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Hamilton: The Musical Based on The Man

Hamilton: The Musical Based on The Man

https://aaron.kr/content/talks/hamilton-the-musical-based-on-the-man/

The Teacher Training program I’m involved with usually goes abroad during the school vacation periods for additional training and cultural experiences in a Western country (USA, Canada, England, Australia, etc). However, since 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, travel abroad has been canceled.

Therefore, I was asked to present on American history or culture in order to provide a small taste of the experience they will miss by not going abroad this session. So, I selected Hamilton: The Musical because it tells the story of the American Revolution up to the founding of the US government through the eyes of one of its key members, the first Secretary of the Treasury, and the man on the $10 bill: Alexander Hamilton.

Additionally, Disney+ released the full Broadway musical as a movie in July 2020 during the pandemic, just before the first time I gave this presentation. The timing was perfect.

Aaron Snowberger

July 25, 2021
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  1. PAGE
    HAMILTON
    The Musical, based on the Man
    By Lin-Manuel Miranda
    1
    Aaron Snowberger
    HAMILTON AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE

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  2. US Founding Father
    - 1 of 7 key figures (John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton,
    John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, & George Washington)
    - Wrote majority of The Federalist Papers (51 of 85),
    that argued for ratification of the Constitution
    WHY?

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  3. PAGE
    —BILLBOARD REVIEW
    “2015’s best rap album isn’t by Drake, Kendrick
    Lamar or Dr. Dre -- it’s the cast recording of
    Hamilton, a vital companion to the most
    creative, most talked-about musical to hit
    Broadway this millennium.”
    4
    BILLBOARD REVIEW
    HAMILTON

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  4. PAGE
    —NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW
    “Yes, it really is that good.”
    5
    NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW
    HAMILTON

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  5. PAGE
    ROB CHERNOW
    NOTABLE WORKS
    The House of Morgan (J.P. Morgan) (812p.)
    Titan (John D. Rockefeller, Sr.) (774p.)
    Alexander Hamilton (818p.)
    - 22,000 archival documents & research
    - 3 months on NYTimes bestseller list
    - Historical consultant on The Musical
    Washington: A Life (904p.)
    - Pulitzer Prize for Biography
    Grant (Ulysses S. Grant) (1,104p.)
    Historian / Biographer
    QUOTE
    6
    PERSONA PROFILE
    HAMILTON
    "If Washington is the father of the country
    and Madison the father of the Constitution,
    then Alexander Hamilton was surely
    the father of the American government."

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  6. PAGE
    LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
    NOTABLE WORKS
    In The Heights (Broadway, 2008)
    - 13 Tony nominations (4 wins), 1 Grammy
    Bring It On: The Musical (Broadway, 2012)
    Hamilton: The Musical (Broadway, 2015)
    - 16 Tony nominations (11 wins), 8 Drama Desk awards
    - Pulitzer Prize for Drama
    - 7 US productions, 2 International (Hamburg, Sydney)
    Moana (Disney, 2016)
    Mary Poppins Returns (Disney, 2018)
    Actor / Songwriter / Producer
    QUOTE
    7
    PERSONA PROFILE
    HAMILTON
    "America then,
    as told by America now."
    (On casting non-white actors for the Founding Fathers.
    In the 2020 census, nearly 40% “non-white” respondents.)

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  7. PAGE
    ALEXANDER HAMILTON
    NOTABLE WORKS
    Influential interpreter & promoter of the U.S. Constitution;
    Main writer of The Federalist Papers, arguing for ratification
    Founder of the nation's financial system, the Federalist Party
    the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post
    First secretary of the treasury & main author
    of George Washington's economic policies
    Led the federal government's funding of the states' debts,
    established the nation's first two de facto central banks,
    Bank of North America & First Bank of the United States,
    a system of tariffs, & friendly trade relations with Britain.
    Founding Father
    QUOTE
    8
    PERSONA PROFILE
    HAMILTON
    “I have resolved...to reserve and throw away my
    first fire, and I have thoughts even of reserving
    my second fire—and thus giving a double
    opportunity to Col Burr to pause and to reflect.”

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  8. PAGE
    Act I
    01
    “Alexander Hamilton”
    “Aaron Burr, Sir”
    “My Shot”
    “The Story of Tonight”
    “The Schuyler Sisters”
    “Farmer Refuted”
    “You’ll Be Back”
    “Right Hand Man”
    “A Winter’s Ball”
    “Helpless”
    “Satisfied”
    “The Story of Tonight”
    [Reprise]
    “Wait For It”
    “Stay Alive”
    “Ten Duel Commandments”
    “Meet Me Inside”
    “That Would Be Enough”
    “Guns and Ships”
    “History Has its Eyes on You”
    “Yorktown”
    “What Comes Next?”
    “Dear Theodosia”
    “Tomorrow There’ll Be
    More of Us”
    “Non-Stop”
    Act 2
    02
    “What’d I Miss?”
    “Cabinet Battle #1”
    “Take a Break”
    “Say No to This”
    “The Room Where it Happens”
    “Schuyler Defeated”
    “Cabinet Battle #2”
    “Washington on Your Side”
    “One Last Time”
    “I Know Him”
    “The Adams Administration”
    “We Know”
    “Hurricane”
    “The Reynolds Pamphlet”
    “Burn”
    “Blow Us All Away”
    “Stay Alive” [Reprise]
    “It’s Quiet Uptown”
    “The Election of 1800”
    “Your Obedient Servant”
    “Best of Wives and
    Best of Women”
    “The World Was Wide Enough”
    “Who Live, Who Dies,
    Who Tells Your Story”
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    9
    HAMILTON TABLE OF CONTENTS
    24 songs, 1:11:11+ 23 songs, 1:11:27

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  9. INTERMISSION I
    HAMILTON
    —INTERMISSION—

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  10. PAGE
    ACT I
    01
    In which Hamilton joins the Revolutionary Army
    in the battle for independence from England.
    11
    ACT I
    HAMILTON

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  11. PAGE
    20 “Alexander Hamilton” 3:56
    19 “Aaron Burr, Sir” 2:36
    2 “My Shot” 5:33
    ** “The Story of Tonight” 1:31
    5 “The Schuyler Sisters” 3:06
    “Farmer Refuted” 1:52
    16 “You’ll Be Back” 3:28
    “Right Hand Man” 5:21
    “A Winter’s Ball” 1:09
    9 “Helpless” 4:09
    3 “Satisfied” 5:29
    “The Story of Tonight” [Reprise] 1:55
    4 “Wait For It” 3:13
    “Stay Alive” 2:39
    * “Ten Duel Commandments” 1:46
    * “Meet Me Inside” 1:23
    “That Would Be Enough” 2:58
    6 “Guns and Ships” 2:07
    * “History Has its Eyes on You” 1:37
    1 “Yorktown” 4:02
    “What Comes Next?” 1:39
    17 “Dear Theodosia” 3:04
    “Tomorrow There’ll Be More of Us” 1:08?
    11 “Non-Stop” 6:25
    ACT I
    12
    HAMILTON TABLE OF CONTENTS
    The setup, situation, characters War with Britain

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  12. PAGE
    The orphan Alexander
    Hamilton experiences a
    hard early life, and
    through his smarts,
    leaves his home, the
    island of Nevis (in the
    Caribbean Sea).
    1.1 (3:56)
    13
    “Alexander Hamilton”
    HAMILTON Rank: 20

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  13. PAGE
    In New York in 1776,
    Hamilton meets Aaron
    Burr, John Laurens,
    the Marquis de
    Lafayette, and
    Hercules Mulligan.
    1.2 (2:36)
    14
    “Aaron Burr, Sir”
    HAMILTON Rank: 19

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  14. PAGE
    Hamilton impresses his
    new friends with his
    rhetorical skills.
    1.3 (5:33)
    15
    “My Shot”
    HAMILTON Rank: 2


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  15. PAGE
    The latter three and
    Hamilton affirm their
    revolutionary goals to
    each other, while Burr
    remains apprehensive.
    1.4 (1:31)
    16
    “The Story of Tonight”
    HAMILTON Rank: *

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  16. PAGE
    Later, the daughters of
    the wealthy Philip
    Schuyler—Angelica,
    Eliza, and Peggy—go
    into town and share
    their opinion on the
    upcoming revolution.
    1.5 (3:06)
    17
    “The Schuyler Sisters”
    HAMILTON Rank: 5


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  17. PAGE
    It is at this time that
    Samuel Seabury warns
    everyone about the
    dangers of Congress
    while Hamilton
    disagrees and counters
    Seabury.
    1.6 (1:52)
    18
    “Farmer Refuted”
    HAMILTON

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  18. PAGE
    King George III insists
    on his authority over
    the revolutionaries.
    1.7 (3:28)
    19
    “You’ll Be Back”
    HAMILTON Rank: 16

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  19. PAGE
    During the New York
    and New Jersey
    campaign, Hamilton
    accepts a position as
    George Washington's
    aide-de-camp despite
    longing for field
    command.
    1.8 (5:21)
    20
    “Right Hand Man”
    HAMILTON

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  20. PAGE
    A ball is hosted by
    Philip Schuyler, the
    wealthy and influential
    father of the Schuyler
    sisters.
    1.9 (1:09)
    21
    “A Winter’s Ball”
    HAMILTON

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  21. PAGE
    Eliza falls hopelessly in
    love with Hamilton,
    who reciprocates her
    feelings to the point of
    marriage.
    1.10 (4:09)
    22
    “Helpless”
    HAMILTON Rank: 9

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  22. PAGE
    Angelica suppresses
    her own feelings for
    Hamilton for the sake
    of her sister’s
    happiness.
    1.11 (5:29)
    23
    “Satisfied”
    HAMILTON Rank: 3


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  23. PAGE
    After the wedding,
    Burr and Hamilton
    congratulate each
    other's successes.
    1.12 (1:55)
    24
    “The Story of Tonight” [Reprise]
    HAMILTON

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  24. PAGE
    Burr reflects on
    Hamilton's swift rise
    while considering his
    own more cautious
    career.
    1.13 (3:13)
    25
    “Wait For It”
    HAMILTON Rank: 4


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  25. PAGE
    Conditions worsen for
    the Continental Army.
    1.14 (2:39)
    26
    “Stay Alive”
    HAMILTON

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  26. PAGE
    Hamilton aids Laurens
    in a duel against
    Charles Lee, who had
    insulted Washington.
    1.15 (1:46)
    27
    “Ten Duel Commandments”
    HAMILTON

    Rank: *

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  27. PAGE
    Laurens injures Lee,
    who yields, while
    Hamilton is temporarily
    suspended by
    Washington over the
    duel and is sent home.
    1.16 (1:23)
    28
    “Meet Me Inside”
    HAMILTON

    Rank: *

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  28. PAGE
    Back at home, Eliza
    reveals that she is
    pregnant with her first
    child, Philip, and asks
    Hamilton to slow down
    to take in what has
    happened in their lives.
    1.17 (2:58)
    29
    “That Would Be Enough”
    HAMILTON

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  29. PAGE
    After Lafayette
    persuades France to
    get involved on the
    colonists' side, he
    urges Washington to
    call Hamilton back to
    help plan the final
    Battle of Yorktown,
    and Washington
    agrees.
    1.18 (2:07)
    30
    “Guns & Ships”
    HAMILTON Rank: 6

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  30. PAGE
    Washington explains
    to Hamilton—who is
    convinced he should
    die a martyr and a
    hero in war—that he
    should be careful with
    his actions because
    whatever he does will
    be known for ages to
    come.
    1.19 (1:37)
    31
    “History Has Its Eyes On You”
    HAMILTON

    Rank: *

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  31. PAGE
    At the Battle of
    Yorktown, Hamilton
    meets up with
    Lafayette to take down
    the British, revealing
    that Mulligan was
    recruited as a spy,
    helping them figure
    out how to trap the
    British and win the
    war.
    1.20 (4:02)
    32
    “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)”
    HAMILTON Rank: 1



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  32. PAGE
    Soon after the victory
    at Yorktown, King
    George asks the
    newborn America how
    it will succeed on its
    own, while Lafayette
    returns to France with
    plans to inspire his
    people to have their
    own revolution.
    1.21 (1:39)
    33
    “What Comes Next?”
    HAMILTON

    Rank: *

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  33. PAGE
    Hamilton's son Philip is
    born, while Burr has a
    daughter, Theodosia,
    and the two tell their
    children how they will
    do anything to protect
    them.
    1.22 (3:04)
    34
    “Dear Theodosia”
    HAMILTON Rank: 17

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  34. PAGE
    Hamilton receives
    word that his
    long-time friend John
    Laurens has been
    killed in a seemingly
    pointless battle after
    the war was won and
    throws himself into his
    work.
    1.23 (1:08?)
    35
    “Tomorrow, There’ll Be More Of Us”
    HAMILTON

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  35. PAGE
    Hamilton co-authors
    The Federalist Papers
    and is selected as
    Secretary of the
    Treasury by newly
    elected President
    Washington, amidst
    Eliza begging Hamilton
    to stay and Angelica
    moving to London
    with her new husband.
    1.24 (6:25)
    36
    “Non-Stop”
    HAMILTON Rank: 11

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  36. INTERMISSION II
    HAMILTON
    —INTERMISSION—

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  37. PAGE
    ACT II
    02
    In which Hamilton’s efforts in the birth of the
    fledgling nation takes an increasing toll.
    38
    ACT II
    HAMILTON

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  38. PAGE
    14 “What’d I Miss?” 3:56
    ** “Cabinet Battle #1” 3:35
    “Take a Break” 4:46
    13 “Say No to This” 4:02
    7 “The Room Where it Happens” 5:18
    “Schuyler Defeated” 1:03
    “Cabinet Battle #2” 2:22
    *** “Washington on Your Side” 3:01
    12 “One Last Time” 4:56
    * “I Know Him” 1:37
    “The Adams Administration” 0:54
    “We Know” 2:22
    * “Hurricane” 2:23
    “The Reynolds Pamphlet” 2:08
    8 “Burn” 3:45
    * “Blow Us All Away” 2:53
    *** “Stay Alive” [Reprise] 1:51
    18 “It’s Quiet Uptown” 4:30
    15 “The Election of 1800” 3:57
    “Your Obedient Servant” 2:30
    “Best of Wives and Best of Women” 0:47
    *** “The World Was Wide Enough” 5:02
    10 “Who Live, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” 3:37
    ACT II
    39
    HAMILTON TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Establishing a new government Affair, repercussions, tragic end

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  39. PAGE
    Thomas Jefferson
    returns to America
    from being the U.S.
    ambassador to France,
    taking up his
    newfound position as
    Secretary of State,
    with friend and fellow
    Cabinet member,
    James Madison.
    2.1 (3:56)
    40
    “What’d I Miss?”
    HAMILTON Rank: 14

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  40. PAGE
    In 1789, Jefferson and
    Hamilton debate
    Hamilton's financial
    proposals at a Cabinet
    meeting. Washington
    tells Hamilton to figure
    out a compromise to
    win over Congress.
    2.2 (3:35)
    41
    “Cabinet Battle #1”
    HAMILTON Rank: *

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  41. PAGE
    Eliza and her
    family—along with
    Angelica, back from
    London—travel upstate
    during the summer,
    while Hamilton stays
    home to work on the
    compromise.
    2.3 (4:46)
    42
    “Take a Break”
    HAMILTON

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  42. PAGE
    Hamilton begins an
    affair with Maria
    Reynolds, making him
    vulnerable to her
    husband's blackmail.
    2.4 (4:02)
    43
    “Say No To This”
    HAMILTON Rank: 13

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  43. PAGE
    Hamilton, Jefferson, and
    Madison create the
    Compromise of 1790
    over a private dinner,
    exchanging Hamilton's
    financial plan for placing
    the country's permanent
    capital on the Potomac
    River. Burr is envious of
    Hamilton's sway in the
    government and wishes
    he had similar power.
    2.5 (5:18)
    44
    “The Room Where It Happens”
    HAMILTON Rank: 7

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  44. PAGE
    Burr switches political
    parties and defeats
    Philip Schuyler, making
    Hamilton now a rival.
    2.6 (1:03)
    45
    “Schuyler Defeated”
    HAMILTON

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  45. PAGE
    In another Cabinet
    meeting, Jefferson and
    Hamilton argue over
    whether the United
    States should assist
    France in its conflict
    with Britain. President
    Washington ultimately
    agrees with Hamilton's
    argument for
    remaining neutral.
    2.7 (2:22)
    46
    “Cabinet Battle #2”
    HAMILTON

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  46. PAGE
    In the wake of this,
    Jefferson, Madison,
    and Burr decide to join
    forces to find a way to
    discredit Hamilton.
    2.8 (3:01)
    47
    “Washington On Your Side”
    HAMILTON Rank: *

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  47. PAGE
    Washington decides to
    retire from the
    presidency, and
    Hamilton assists in
    writing a farewell
    address.
    2.9 (4:56)
    48
    “One Last Time”
    HAMILTON Rank: 12

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  48. PAGE
    A flabbergasted King
    George receives word
    that George
    Washington has
    stepped down, and will
    be replaced by Paris
    signatory John Adams.
    2.10 (1:37)
    49
    “I Know Him”
    HAMILTON

    Rank: *

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  49. PAGE
    Adams becomes the
    second President and
    fires Hamilton, who, in
    response, publishes an
    inflammatory critique
    of the new president.
    2.11 (0:54)
    50
    “The Adams Administration”
    HAMILTON

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  50. PAGE
    Jefferson, Madison,
    and Burr confront
    Hamilton about James
    Reynolds' blackmail,
    accusing him of
    "[embezzlement of]
    government funds",
    which forces Hamilton
    to reveal his affair with
    Maria.
    2.12 (2:22)
    51
    “We Know”
    HAMILTON

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  51. PAGE
    Out of fear that the
    affair will be used
    against him in his
    political career,
    Hamilton chooses to
    publicize his affair.
    2.13 (2:23)
    52
    “Hurricane”
    HAMILTON

    Rank: *

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  52. PAGE
    Hamilton’s confession
    in the Reynolds
    Pamphlet, causing
    uproar in his political
    position.
    2.14 (2:08)
    53
    “The Reynolds Pamphlet”
    HAMILTON

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  53. PAGE
    Hamilton’s confession
    also damages his
    relationship with Eliza,
    who, in a heartbroken
    retaliation, burns all
    the letters Hamilton
    wrote her, trying to
    erase herself from
    history.
    2.15 (3:45)
    54
    “Burn”
    HAMILTON Rank: 8

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  54. PAGE
    After graduating
    college, Philip attempts
    to defend his father's
    honor in a duel with
    George Eacker.
    2.16 (2:53)
    55
    “Blow Us All Away”
    HAMILTON

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  55. PAGE
    Philip is fatally shot in
    his duel.
    2.17 (1:51)
    56
    “Stay Alive” [Reprise]
    HAMILTON Rank: *

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  56. PAGE
    Philip’s death leads to
    a reconciliation
    between Alexander
    and Eliza.
    2.18 (4:30)
    57
    “It’s Quiet Uptown”
    HAMILTON Rank: 18

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  57. PAGE
    Hamilton endorses
    Jefferson in the 1800
    election.
    2.19 (3:57)
    58
    “The Election of 1800”
    HAMILTON Rank: 15

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  58. PAGE
    Hamilton’s
    endorsement of
    Jefferson leads to
    further animosity
    between Hamilton and
    Burr, who challenges
    Hamilton to a duel via
    an exchange of letters.
    2.20 (2:30)
    59
    “Your Obedient Servant”
    HAMILTON

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  59. PAGE
    Hamilton writes his last
    letter in a rush while
    Eliza tells him to go
    back to bed.
    2.21 (0:47)
    60
    “Best 0f Wives And Best Of Women”
    HAMILTON

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  60. PAGE
    Burr and Hamilton
    travel to New Jersey
    for the duel. Burr
    reflects on the
    moments leading up to
    the duel, stating that
    one of them will have
    to die. Burr and
    Hamilton walk the
    requisite ten paces,
    with Burr firing first.
    2.22 (5:02)
    61
    “The World Was Wide Enough”
    HAMILTON Rank: *

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  61. PAGE
    ALEXANDER HAMILTON
    Time freezes as Hamilton reflects on his
    legacy, before throwing away his shot.
    AARON BURR
    Burr shoots him between the ribs
    and Hamilton eventually dies,
    THE DUEL
    62
    THE DUEL
    HAMILTON
    VS.
    Hamilton is mourned by Eliza, Angelica, & the
    rest of the cast. Burr laments that though he
    survived, he is cursed to be remembered as
    the villain who killed Hamilton.

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  62. PAGE
    The musical closes with a
    reflection on historical
    memory. Jefferson &
    Madison reflect on
    Hamilton's legacy. Eliza tells
    how she keeps Hamilton's
    legacy alive through
    interviewing war veterans,
    getting help from Angelica,
    raising funds for the
    Washington Monument,
    speaking out against
    slavery, and establishing the
    first private orphanage in
    New York City.
    2.23 (3:37)
    63
    “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story”
    HAMILTON Rank: 10

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  63. FINALE
    HAMILTON
    —FINALE—

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  64. PAGE
    “Weird Al” Yankovic is an
    American musician,
    record producer, and
    actor who is known for
    humorous songs that
    make light of pop culture
    and often parody specific
    songs by contemporary
    musical acts. Yankovic has
    reached a level of fame
    and popularity that other
    artists are able to confirm
    their own fame and
    popularity when “Weird
    Al” parodies them.
    Lyrics
    Bonus (5:01)
    65
    “The Hamilton Polka”
    HAMILTON

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    THANKS!
    HAMILTON

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