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QUIZ: Is This a Hamilton Lyric or a Quote from The Federalist Papers?

QUIZ: Is This a Hamilton Lyric or a Quote from The Federalist Papers?

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We all like to think we know Hamilton the musical by heart, and that’s because most of us have listened to the cast recording no less than forty-seven times. But could we suss out the lyrics alongside actual quotes from The Federalist Papers?

Special thanks to user Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight, who suggested this idea in the comments and caused me to drop everything I was doing so that I could spend the next three hours combing through The Federalist Papers while playing "Satisfied" on a loop.

1. "I will not equivocate on my opinion."

2. "Chaos and bloodshed already haunt us."

3. "An elective despotism was not the government we fought for."

4. "I want to warn against partisan fighting."

5. "Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm."

6. "The plan is to fan this spark into a flame."

7. "Liberty is to faction what air is to fire."

8. "If men were angels, no government would be necessary."

9. "Will the blood we shed begin an endless cycle of vengeance and death with no defendants?"

10. "I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man."

11. "Give me some dirt on this vacuous mass so we can at last unmask him."

12. "'Divide et impera' must be the motto of every nation that either hates or fears us."

13. "Everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree and no one shall make them afraid."

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