Unit 4 - The Infant Republic, 1776-1824
Facts to Know
Chapter 7 - Forging a National Republic, 1776-1789
- The varieties of republicanism that emerged in the new American republic.
- The impact of revolutionary ideology on literature and the fine arts;
educational practice; gender roles and the family; African Americans;
and the development of racist theory.
- The growth of the free African American population and the reaction
of black Americans to life in a racist society.
- The evolution of constitutional theories of government at the state
level during the republic's early years.
- The problems faced by the Confederation Congress, and its handling
of those problems.
- The forces that led to the calling of the Constitutional Convention.
- The characteristics of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention,
and examine the role played by James Madison.
- The major disagreements that emerged in the drafting of the Constitution,
and how those disagreements were resolved.
- The basic provisions and the underlying principles of the Constitution
of the United States.
- The debate over ratification of the Constitution, and why the Federalist
Chapter 8 - Politics and Society in the Early Republic, 1789-1800
- The immediate problems and issues faced by the President and Congress
in 1790, and how these problems and issues were resolved.
- The role of the Supreme Court from 1789 to 1800, and the significance
of its decisions in Ware v. Hylton, Hylton v. U.S., and Chisholm v.
- Hamilton's economic program, the beliefs and assumptions it reflected,
the opposition it aroused, and its fate in Congress.
- The characteristics and the political, social, and economic beliefs
of the Federalists and the
- Democratic-Republicans, and the relationship between those beliefs
and the approach of these political factions to Hamilton's economic
program; the Whiskey
- Rebellion; the formation of Democratic-Republican societies; the Alien
and Sedition Acts; and the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions.
- The debate between the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans
about major foreign policy issues between 1789 and 1801, and the domestic
impact of this debate.
- The issues in the presidential elections of 1796 and 1800, and the
- The impact of United States government policies on the life, culture,
and economies of eastern Indian nations between 1789 and 1800, and the
responses of the Indians to the pressures they experienced.
- The causes and consequences of Gabriel's Rebellion and the Sancho
Chapter 9 - The Empire of Liberty, 1801-1824
- The Democratic-Republicans' attempts to implement their philosophy
- The role of Chief Justice John Marshall in establishing the Supreme
Court as an equal branch of government in theory and in practice.
- Jefferson's decision to purchase the Louisiana territory, and the
political and economic impact of this decision on the United States.
- The goals and discuss the achievements of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
- The development of party politics in the early nineteenth century,
and the factors that led to the demise of the Federalist party.
- The consequences of United States policies from 1801 to 1812 that
designed to protect America's trading rights.
- The hostility between the United States and Shawnee Indians from 1801
through the war of 1812.
- The development of commerce and industry in the United States from
1801 to 1815.
- The causes and consequences of the War of 1812.
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