Weird History

14 Facts About Alexander Hamilton Left Out Of The Musical

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Vote up the Hamilton facts that should have been in the musical.

The Hamilton musical may have set the theater world alight and reignited modern interest in the life stories of the Founding Fathers, but questions about Hamilton’s historical accuracy have lingered since it first hit the stage. In short, it’s as historically accurate as any other musical ever produced, and pays a lot more attention to detail than most - but that doesn’t mean Lin-Manuel Miranda didn’t leave a boatload of pertinent Alexander Hamilton facts on the cutting room floor and out of the script.

Some critics claim that Hamilton whitewashes history and simplifies what should be a complicated and controversial legacy, and those arguments are not without merit. It’s also true, however, that Miranda left out some of the most interesting events and occurrences from Alexander Hamilton’s life, and that’s a little more inexplicable.