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Dollars & Sense

Dollars & Sense


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Grade Level Grades 6-12

About This Lesson

Join the National Constitution Center as we explore what the Constitution says about how the American government manages its money. Learn why it was so important for our young nation to raise some cash quickly, and how Alexander Hamilton came up with a plan to create a national bank, despite a debate over whether the Constitution gave the government the power to do so. We'll pay a visit to the Second Bank of the United States to see what architecture reveals about how the Bank was supposed to function.

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Good lesson for teaching students about how the Constitution was amended to allow federal government to impose income tax. Includes videos, and discussion questions prior to viewing as well as questions after viewing the video.
June 21, 2013