The Extra Credit Assignment In Topic 6 you and your classmates considered Lin-Manuel Miranda’s choice of Alexander Hamilton as an archetypical American. For this extra credit assignment choose one person about whom you have learned this summer session who you think is an archetypical American and explain what “American” characteristics you think they embody.
You may not choose Alexander Hamilton. Rather, for this assignment, I want you to find your own Hamilton!
Your assignment should be at least 500 words.
Your choice must appear in Out of Many and/or in one of the assigned primary or secondary sources. But a lot of interesting historical figures from lesser-known people like Phyllis Wheatley or James Otis to even well-known people, like Pocahontas, Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglas, or Abraham Lincoln
only get brief coverage in the assigned reading due to time-constraints. So, for this assignment I want you to do a bit of additional research. In your essay, in addition to drawing on information from the assigned reading, also incorporate information from one good-quality internet source. The website you use must end in .edu (= associated with a college or university), .gov (= associated with the US government), or .pbs.org (= associated with PBS). I highly recommend getting your website approved by me before you write your essay. (Email me at any time to check.)