We Chose To Go To The Moon 50 Years Ago Today

On September 12, 1962, at Rice University's football stadium, John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to make it to the moon within a decade. As the Curiosity rover explores the surface of Mars and Elon Musk takes the private sector to new heights, take a minute to reflect on when we first looked to the stars.

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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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