Alfred F. Young's The Shoemaker And The Tea Party

761 Words4 Pages

The American Revolution
Alfred F. Young and Lin-Manuel Miranda write stories that fall back to the same time period of the American Revolution. In Young’s book, The Shoemaker and the Tea Party, the story of George Robert Twelves Hewes and his experience and a lower class shoemaker during the Boston Tea Party and The Revolutionary war. Later we see his life 50 years after the Tea Party. In the musical, Hamilton, Miranda tells the story of Hamilton from before the Revolutionary War until his death in 1804.
In Alfred F. Young’s book, The Shoemaker and the Tea Party, George Robert Twelves Hewes remembers how the Revolutionary War was about equality and recognition. Hewes remembers the Revolutionary war as being about equality when he remembers a moment when he met John Hancock. Hewes was one of the lower class, he was extremely poor as a shoemaker. Whereas, Hancock was one of the elitest in the country. Hancock sat down with Hewes as a young boy and thanked him with a coin. This was a memorable moment in Hewes life because it showed how Hancock can be humble to …show more content…

Throughout much of the first act, Hamilton is putting his life together. Hamilton meets a group of sisters called The Schuyler Sisters and fell in love with Eliza. Hamilton was willing to fight of love. Then Hamilton joins the Continental Army during the revolution, and has a goal to command the military. After the war, Hamilton and Eliza have a son, Philip. The second act shows us Hamilton’s goals of taking control within the governmental system. Hamilton has several debates with multiple leads in government. Hamilton and Jefferson have multiple altercations within the government during the first planning stages of the government. Hamilton’s plan of The Compromise of 1790, is one result of a debate Hamilton had. John Adams, Aaron Burr and a few others had multiple encounters with

Open Document