The debate over the Assumption Plan and the Bank of the United States: Why did Jefferson disagree with Hamilton?

Duration: 90-120 min

What are the components of a successful economy? How does an economic system deal with debt?

Students will evaluate Jefferson’s ideas about how the early economic system of the United States should function and assess the viability of his ideas about how debt should be handled against the contrast of Hamilton’s Assumption Plan and plan for creating a Bank of the United States while interpreting the constitutionality of Hamilton’s ideas.

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Grade Level

High School

Type of Lesson

Document Analysis

Interdisciplinary Connections

Economics, Government

Author Info

Deborah Painter-Plimley
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Arizona College Prep-Erie
Chandler, Arizona