What parts of founder Alexander Hamilton’s life and work are missing from Lin Manuel-Miranda’s musical?
The issue this situation raises is whether a pandemic is a good enough reason for a congressperson not to show up but still be able to vote.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread throughout the United States, Americans have defined themselves more and more by their alliance with one of the two major political parties.
The issue of whether the states or the national government would have more power pervaded almost all of the Framers’ debates. And more than 230 years later, these issues remain.
The reason we raise the question is that 2020 is a presidential election year, and, according to recent opinion polls, most Americans would like to choose the president by popular vote.
Even before the Framers had decided how many presidents the country should have or how long he would serve or what powers he should have, they debated how to get rid of one if he misbehaved.