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The Room Where it Happens


Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr in Hamilton) visit “the room where it happened.” Former Secretaries of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and Henry Paulson discuss Alexander Hamilton’s famous discussion with James Madison and Thomas Jefferson about his financial plan.

Hamilton’s America, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton – winner of 11 Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize – explodes onto THIRTEEN’s Great Performances. 


Check this out this is the room where it happened.

Hamilton says, you gotta help me pass my financial plan Jefferson goes oh, well, okay. Come over for dinner I'll invite Madison, we'll work it out.

And now it's an office building, and this is where the smokers hang out.

From this building The room where it happens, the room where it happens No one else was in the room where it happened, the room where it happened, the room where it happened No one really knows how the game is played The art of the trade, how the sausage gets made We just assume that it happens No one else was in the room where it happens A lot of that debate was not really a debate about central banking It was a debate about, about power.

The federal government came in and bailed out the states And so, I guess in that sense, it was the first bail out.

Alexander Hamilton, what did they say to you to get you to sell New York City down a river?


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