3 Simple Lessons Brought To You By A First-Class Passenger On The Plane That Landed In The Hudson

Ric Elias walked away with more than just his life after Capt. Sully Sullenberger successfully landed flight 1549 in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009. He also gained three important life lessons that he shared two years later in this TED talk.

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"The issue on the table..."

Two of Hamilton's most beloved numbers are the Cabinet Battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. In Cabinet Battle #1, the issue on the table was Hamilton's national financial plan. In Cabinet Battle #2, the issue was whether to provide France assistance in their revolutionary war.

But there was a third rap battle written for the show, which was cut due to time and because it didn't actually move the plot along. The issue on the table for Cabinet Battle #3? Slavery.

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