“Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that.  

History, huh? Bet we could make some.”

This quote takes place in Chapter Nine, in a letter from Alex to Henry about Alexander Hamilton’s potentially romantic relationship with John Laurens, a Revolutionary war soldier and diplomat. Alex has just come out to his mother, and, while reflecting on his namesake Hamilton, Alex wonders about how he and Henry will be portrayed by history and what role their romantic relationship will play in their legacies. By saying they can make history, Alex both flirts with Henry, hinting at the power of their romance, and gestures towards the impact they can have on the world with their relationship. The phrase “History, huh?” goes viral after Henry and Alex’s letters are leaked to the press, and it is the motto taken up by those who support the love between the two of them. “History, huh?” underscores that a love affair between the two sons of prominent political families can change the face of who the world accepts and embraces.