Topic #5 Overview Sheet
 

  Assignment #1
 

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Questions:

  1. Why did the supporters of the Constitution [Federalists] have an advantage over those supporting states' rights [Anti-Federalists]?  What were their biggest fears?
  2. What were some of the arguments made by the Anti-Federalists?  What was their biggest fear about a strong, centralized government?
  3. Why can it be said that the first Congress served almost as a continuation of the Constitutional Convention?
  4. What were the provisions of the Judiciary Act of 1789?
 

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  Assignment #2
 

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Questions:

  1. Why did Alexander Hamilton push for the federal assumption of state debts?
  2. What arguments did Hamilton make to support the creation of a national banking system?
  3. Identify the two types of taxes that Hamilton proposed.
  4. What arguments did Hamilton make for the federal government assuming state debts "at par?"  What was the position taken by his opposition on this issue?
  5. How was the assumption issued resolved?
  6. Why did small farmers oppose Hamilton's broad economic program?
  7. What were the reasons for the Whiskey Rebellion?  Who was it aimed at particularly?
  8. How did Washington's reaction to the Whiskey Rebellion underscore the difference between the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation?
  9. How did the government under the Constitution guarantee that people on the frontier would be loyal to it?  What was the impact on Native Americans?
  10. How and where in the Constitution are Native Indians mentioned?  What constitutional issues emerged regarding Native Americans?
  11. What diplomatic problems did the French Revolution and the war that followed pose for the United States?  How did Washington and Congress deal with this problem?
  12. Identify somed of the challenges to American neutrality.
  13. What were the circumstances that sent John Jay to England?  What were the results of his mission?  How did Jay's Treaty affect American relations with Spain?
 

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  Assignment #3
 

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Questions:

  1. Why was John Adams selected as the Federalist candidate in 1796?
  2. What circumstances led to an administration with a Federalist president and a Republican vice president?
  3. What caused the "quasi-war" with France during the Adams administration?  What was the result of this struggle?
  4. How did the Federalists attempt to silence those who opposed the undeclared war, and what groups did these attempts most affect?
  5. Why weren't the Alien and Sedition Acts declared unconstitutional?
  6. What gave rise to the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions?  What attitude toward the nature of the federal government did these Resolutions reveal?
  7. What were the key issues in the 1800 presidential election?  Why was it called one of the dirtiest presidential campaigns in U. S. history?
  8. Even though it looked like Jefferson had won the 1800 Presidential election outright, what complications emerged that endangered the Republican victory?
  9. How did the Judiciary Act of 1801, passed by a lame duck Federalist Congress, create future problems for Jefferson and the Republicans?
  10. Why is it called the "Revolution of 1800?"
 

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Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quizzes --> chapter 6
  2. My Quizzes --> A   B   C   D
Outlines / Lecture Notes / Review Sheets:
  1. APUSH Review Timeline (interactive)
  2. Giant AHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  3. Lecture outline --> "Building a New Nation" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
  4. Note Cards -->  201-250  ;   251-300
  5. Presidential Election Data --> 1789    1792    1796    1800


 

 


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