‘Hamilton’ is the story of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and the new nation’s first Treasury secretary.

What ‘Hamilton’ can teach us about education and inspiration

Delivering democracy

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“How does a … orphan … impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?” the play asks.

ASU Charter: ‘Learning is for everyone.’

200 years of speaking out for free speech

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In 1804, Alexander Hamilton said Americans must have “the liberty of publishing truth, with good motives and for justifiable ends.”

Revolution at ASU Libraries

‘Hamilton’ has come to ASU in multiple ways. The smash-hit musical has sparked the creation of new classes, and a visit from Leslie Odom Jr., Broadway’s original Aaron Burr. Odom Jr. visited as part of the annual Summer Community Read, which brings together ASU students, faculty and staff with members of the local community to read and reflect on a novel, culminating with an on-campus discussion with the author or related individuals.

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