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Can Rap Help Us to Understand and Remember History?

Today we know that Alexander Hamilton’s picture is on the $10 bill, but until Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote and performed a rap about him, other facts about Hamilton seemed lost to history.

Art often helps us to better understand (and remember) history. Does the same concept apply to this rap by Lin-Manuel Miranda?  Why, or why not?

Select one of the facts about Alexander Hamilton's youth and explain how it helped him to become one of America's Founding Fathers.


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