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

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.

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