Alexander Hamilton: Federalist & Founder


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Which of the following best describes the principle of federalism?

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1. What was the purpose of the Federalist Papers?

2. What were the three main components of Hamilton's financial plan?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Alexander Hamilton may be most recognizable as the face of the 10-dollar bill, but this assessment will teach you more about his accomplishments as a politician and as Secretary of Treasury. You'll learn what federalism is and how it shaped Hamilton's philosophy, writing and political affiliations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of federalism
  • Hamilton's contribution to the Federalist Papers, and how it shaped the argument for ratifying the Constitution
  • Hamilton's financial plan and how it translated to the U.S. economy
  • How the two-party system was created, and what each party represented

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding the concept of federalism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Federalist Papers and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the views of the Democratic-Republican party with the views of the Federalist party

Additional Learning

To learn more about Alexander Hamilton, read the accompanying lesson. It covers the following objectives:

  • Examines the separation of powers under federalism
  • Explores the role the Federalist Papers played in the ratification of the Constitution
  • Discusses Hamilton's role as U.S. Secretary of Treasury