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How Much Did You Learn From The "Hamilton" Musical?

There are things AP U.S. History won't teach ya.

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Hamilton is an amazing piece of art, full of clever words and awesome music. But one thing you might not have noticed is the sheer amount of historical information creeping into your brain as you listen on repeat.

Gmorning. Today the 1st generation of kids for whom Hamilton exists take the AP US History exam. I've done all I can do to help. G'luck!

Did Hamilton improve your understanding of American History? Take this quiz and find out!

(Don't worry, we won't tell if you listen to the soundtrack as a cheat sheet.)

  1. Where was Alexander Hamilton from?

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    Scotland
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    New York
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    The Caribbean
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    France
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    BURR: How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar? — "Alexander Hamilton"

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  2. Who joined Lafayette in supporting the Revolutionary Army at the Battle of Yorktown?

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    Durand
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    Bonaparte
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    Moreau
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    Rochambeau
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    WASHINGTON: We rendezvous with Rochambeau, consolidate their gifts. — "Guns and Ships"

  3. What was Lafayette promised in return for his aid?

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    The territory that would become Louisiana.
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    Aid when France revolted.
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    A position in the newly formed government.
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    An island off the coast of MA.
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    JEFFERSON: In return, they didn’t ask for land, only a promise that we’d lend a hand, and stand with them if they fought against oppressors. — "Cabinet Battle #2"

  4. How many troops did British Admiral Howe have in New York Harbor?

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    3,250
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    11,000
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    32,000
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    45,000
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    COMPANY: Thirty-two thousand troops in New York harbor. — "Right Hand Man"

  5. Who won the Battle of Brooklyn?

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    The Continental Army
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    The British
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    WASHINGTON: Any hope of success is fleeting, how can I keep leading when the people I’m leading keep retreating? We put a stop to the bleeding as the British take Brooklyn. — "Right Hand Man"

  6. Who is second-in-command of the Continental Army at the Battle of Monmouth?

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    Alexander Hamilton
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    Aaron Burr
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    Charles Lee
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    Charles Cornwallis
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    HAMILTON: Instead of me, he promotes Charles Lee, makes him second-in-command. — "Stay Alive"

  7. How does the Battle of Monmouth go down?

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    The British win, due to the freezing weather and hypothermia taking down the American forces.
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    It's a stalemate, with soldiers falling to heat stroke in over 100-degree heat.
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    The Americans win, thanks to cannon misfire on the British side, sabotaged by Alexander Hamilton.
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    LAURENS: A thousand soldiers die in a hundred-degree heat. LAFAYETTE: As we snatch a stalemate from the jaws of defeat. — "Stay Alive"

  8. What was Hercules Mulligan's main role in the American Revolution?

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    He drafted important financial legislation that allowed Congress to secure the troops needed to fight the British.
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    He was a spy, getting information on the British for the Revolutionaries.
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    He was a British General who tried to negotiate a truce with George Washington.
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    He was an envoy to France, sent to persuade the King to support the Revolutionary cause.
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    MULLIGAN: A tailor spyin’ on the British government! I take their measurements, information and then I smuggle it. — "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)"

  9. In what year did the Battle of Yorktown take place?

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    1776
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    1781
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    1785
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    1789
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    COMPANY: The Battle of Yorktown. 1781. — "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)"

  10. What did Samuel Seabury write?

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    "Free Thoughts on the Proceedings of the Continental Congress," saying that the colonists really, really needed to stay loyal because of reasons. Hamilton tore this sh*t up.
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    "Common Sense," which was totally down with the colonies having independence, which, in turn, Hamilton was totally down for as well.
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    "The Wealth of Nations" which argued that Free Trade was the BOMB. Hamilton was all over this sh*t.
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    SEABURY: "Hear ye, hear ye! My name is Samuel Seabury, and I present free thoughts on the proceedings of the Continental Congress!"

  11. What were the Federalist Papers?

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    Essays defending the U.S. Constitution.
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    Pamphlets dissing the federal government.
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    A group of documents detailing a conspiracy to destroy the U.S. Treasury.
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    BURR: Alexander joins forces with James Madison and John Jay to write a series of essays defending the new United States Constitution, entitled The Federalist Papers. — "Non-Stop"

  12. Where was Thomas Jefferson during the second half of the 1780s?

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    Boston, MA
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    Paris, France
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    London, England
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    Richmond, VA
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    JEFFERSON: I’ve been in Paris meeting lots of different ladies. I guess I basic’lly missed the late eighties. — "What'd I Miss?"

  13. Who was Aaron Burr's somewhat problematic love interest?

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    Alexander Hamilton
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    John Laurens
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    Eliza Schuyler
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    Theodosia Prevost
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    BURR: Theodosia writes me a letter every day. I'm keeping the bed warm while her husband is away. He's on the British side in Georgia, he's trying to keep the colonies in line. But he can keep all of Georgia, Theodosia, she's mine. — "Wait For It"

  14. Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr worked as lawyers on which monumental case?

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    The first trial of a woman in the United States.
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    The first grand larceny trial in the United States.
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    The first murder trial in the United States.
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    The first tax evasion trial in the United States.
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    HAMILTON: Are you aware that we’re making hist’ry? This is the first murder trial of our brand-new nation. — "Non-Stop"

  15. Which of these Founding Fathers was vehemently against assuming state debt?

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    Alexander Hamilton
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    George Washington
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    Thomas Jefferson
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    JEFFERSON: If New York’s in debt — why should Virginia bear it? Uh! Our debts are paid, I’m afraid. Don’t tax the South cuz we got it made in the shade. — "Cabinet Battle #1"

  16. Who was the First Treasury Secretary of the United States?

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    Aaron Burr
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    Thomas Jefferson
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    Alexander Hamilton
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    Hercules Mulligan
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    HAMILTON: Sir, do you want me to run the Treasury or State department? WASHINGTON: Treasury. — "Non-Stop"

  17. Where was George Washington from?

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    England
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    New York
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    Massachusetts
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    Virginia
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    WASHINGTON: Young man, I’m from Virginia, so watch your mouth. — "Cabinet Battle #1"

  18. Who was the First Secretary of State of the United States?

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    Button Gwinnett
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    Thomas Jefferson
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    James Madison
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    Aaron Burr
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    JEFFERSON: There’s a letter on my desk from the President, haven’t even put my bags down yet. Sally be a lamb, darlin’, won’tcha open it? It says the President’s assembling a cabinet and that I am to be the Secretary of State, great! — "What'd I Miss"

  19. When he retired, what was one of the things George Washington warned America about?

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    The French plotting an invasion.
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    Taxes being too damn high.
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    Partisanship. You know, with two parties polarizing in opposite directions and destroying America. That's not familiar. Nope. Not at all.
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    The Treasury was becoming too powerful and needed to be dismantled.
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    WASHINGTON: I want to warn against partisan fighting. — "One Last Time"

  20. What did Hamilton trade Jefferson and Madison for approval of his financial plan?

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    The location of the Capital.
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    Virginia was exempt from taxes for 15 years.
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    The University of Virginia would be created, fully funded by the federal governement.
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    American troops would be sent to France to aid in the Revolution.
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    BURR: The immigrant emerges with unprecedented financial power, a system he can shape however he wants. The Virginians emerge with the nation’s Capital. — "The Room Where It Happens"

  21. After Washington retired, who was elected the second President of the United States?

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    Alexander Hamilton
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    Sam Adams
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    James Madison
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    John Adams
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    KING GEORGE: John Adams?! — "I Know Him"

  22. What was the Reynolds Pamphlet and what was its effect on Alexander Hamilton?

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    It was a career defining tract on economic policy that won Hamilton the position of Secretary of the Treasury.
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    It was a confession to adultery written by Hamilton, essentially ending his political career.
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    It was a calculated attack on Hamilton, written by James Madison, accusing him of speculating and abusing his power.
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    BURR/JEFFERSON/MADISON: Alexander Hamilton had a torrid affair and he wrote it down right there. — "Reynolds Pamphlet"

  23. Who did Alexander Hamilton endorse in the election of 1800?

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    George Washington
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    Aaron Burr
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    Thomas Jefferson
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    John Adams
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    HAMILTON: Jefferson has my vote. — "The Election of 1800"

  24. Which duel did not take place?

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    Alexander Hamilton v. Aaron Burr
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    Phillip Hamilton v. George Eacker
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    Alexander Hamilton v. Thomas Jefferson
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    John Laurens v. Charles Lee
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    Laurens v. Lee — "Stay Alive", Hamilton v. Eacker — "Blow Us All Away", Hamilton v. Burr — "Your Obedient Servant"

  25. For which of the following was Alexander Hamilton NOT credited?

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    The Coast Guard
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    "The New York Post"
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    The majority of the Federalist Papers
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    The U.S. Postal Service
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    BURR: How does Hamilton, the short-tempered, protean creator of the Coast Guard, Founder of the New York Post, ardently abuse his cab’net post, destroy his reputation? — "The Adams' Administration"

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