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A New Nation

Money for the New Country

A New Nation<BR>(1776-1830)
A New Nation

Money for the New Country
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   9.03

     challenging words:    excise, happening, ownership, historical, dealing, artillery, based, teens, luxury, further, education, attend, beginning, economy, leader, unfair
     content words:    Revolutionary War, United States, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, New York, Kings College, Continental Congress, Boston Tea Party

Money for the New Country
By Sharon Fabian

1     The American colonists had just won the Revolutionary War. The country known as the United States was just beginning. The colonists and their leaders had all kinds of plans about what they wanted their new country to be like. They had ideas about services that the new government could provide here at home. They had ideas about how the new government should deal with foreign countries. George Washington, the leader of the new nation, was ready to begin putting plans into action.
2     One thing the new country did not have yet was money. Then, just like today, the government would need money to begin work on any of its plans.
3     That is where Alexander Hamilton came in. Alexander had been dealing with money since he was a little boy working in his mother's store. As a teenager, he worked for an international trading company where he had the opportunity to learn all about foreign trade. He learned fast and took on some of the responsibilities of managing the business while still in his teens. In 1773, he was sent to America to further his education.
4     Hamilton arrived in America at the same time that major historical events were happening. Hamilton came to New York to attend King's College at the same time that the Continental Congress was meeting. Soon, he heard news of the Boston Tea Party. He studied both sides and then decided to join the colonists.

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A New Nation

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United States
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    American Government  
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
    Children in History  
    Government Careers  
    Hispanic Heritage  
    How Can I Help?  
    National Parks and Monuments  
    Native Americans  
    Presidents of the United States  
    Women's History  

United States History
    A Nation Divided
    A New Nation
    After the Civil War
    American Revolution  
    Cold War
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
    Lewis and Clark
    Pearl Harbor  
    Spanish American War (1898)  
    The 1890's  
    The 1900's  
    The 1910's  
    The 1920's  
    The 1930's  
    The 1940's  
    The 1950's  
    The 1960's  
    The 1970's  
    The 1980's  
    The 1990's  
    The 2000's  
    The Civil War
    The Great Depression
    The United States Grows
    The War of 1812  
    Wild, Wild West  
    World War I
    World War II  

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