History tells us much. Here Hamilton exposes a demagogue who he and so many of our founding fathers strongly believed would not bow to fact or reason, leading to grave consequences and ultimate war. His description of Lord North’s character is uncanny in similarity to President Trump. History allows us to see ourselves over and over through the pages of time. It shows us how humans have wrestled with the same flaws that seep into all men and women throughout the ages; some more so than others as is the case of our current president. We study history, examining how our forefathers coped with both distress and fortune. And by doing so we learn to step carefully and avoid the pitfalls of government and society. But if we purposely turn from our past and not take heed of our ancestor’s trials and tribulations, we lay ourselves bare – destined to reinvent the wheel and experience ignorance fully, in all its ugly manifestations.