Hamilton: Pure joy for politics nerds

gleeful

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I recently discovered the Hamilton soundtrack. Its on Spotify and even youtube free. The music is absolutely wonderful - possibly the best musical ever written - but the lyrics are where the politics and history nerds will really fall in love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIl1OIGzuDg&list=RDyIl1OIGzuDg#t=0

Just check out he lyrics for the battle of Yorktown (1781) song, or the song on how the location of Washington DC was chosen:

The Room Where It Happens Lyrics - Lin-Manuel Miranda | Genius Lyrics

[HAMILTON]
I’m sorry Burr, I’ve gotta go

[BURR]
But—

[HAMILTON]
Decisions are happening over dinner

[BURR]
Two Virginians and an immigrant walk into a room

[BURR AND ENSEMBLE]
Diametric’ly opposed, foes

[BURR]
They emerge with a compromise, having opened doors that were

[BURR AND ENSEMBLE]
Previously closed

[ENSEMBLE]
Bros

BURR
The immigrant emerges with unprecedented financial power
A system he can shape however he wants
The Virginians emerge with the nation’s capital
And here’s the pièce de résistance:
[BURR]
No one else was in
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
Check it out - its pure joy.
 


Dasayev

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Famous American ad about who shot Hamilton


[video=youtube;OLSsswr6z9Y]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLSsswr6z9Y[/video]
 


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