Ever since Lin-Manuel Miranda released his first song from Hamilton the musical, I’ve been using his songs in my classroom to teach History. With the release of the full soundtrack this past fall, I was instantly envisioning new ways to incorporate the songs from the musical within my class. I love all of the songs, however, I’m obviously most attracted to those that relate to seventh grade Social Studies. This led me to the cabinet battles. They’re fun, catchy, and they sneakily teach about rather dry topics like the assumption of state debt and the Neutrality Proclamation.