Imagine it is the year 1795 and the Federalists and Anti-Federalists are locked in an epic struggle to shape the country the way they see fit. Both Alexander Hamilton, the Secretary of the Treasury and Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, are trying to urge Washington to follow their ideas. Take the role of either a banker from New York or a farmer from Virginia and write a letter to George Washington trying to convince him to follow either of his two most prominent cabinet members.
Goal: Convince Washington to follow either Jefferson or Hamilton’s plan for the country.
Role: Either a banker from New York or a farmer from Virginia
Audience: George Washington, 1st President of the U.S.
Situation: Washington needs help with deciding whom he should follow, Hamilton or Jefferson!
Product: A letter of approximately two paragraphs in length.
Standards: Be sure to use at least three reasons supporting Jefferson or Hamilton’s position. Use the information we have learned in class to do this. This letter should be both clear and convincing as well as free of grammatical and logical errors. It is due on Friday, June 12th.