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1783-1815: Government and Politics

1783-1815: Chapter Six: Government and Politics






America under the Articles of Confederation 200

Two Views of Shayss Rebellion 201

The Constitution 202

The Tradesmen and Mechanicks of Boston 202

Women and Politics 204

Pennsylvania Constitution 205

Establishing the Federal Government 206

A Presidential Title 207

The Federalists Domestic Program 208

The First Party System 210

Politics and the Ames Brothers 211

Party Affiliations in Congress 212

Foreign Affairs in the Washington Administration 213

Foreign and Domestic Crises in the Adams Administration 215

Benjamin Bache: Hero or Villain? 215

Freedom of Inquiry 216

The Frontier and Indian Policy 217

The Failure of Assimilation: An Indian View 218

The Jeffersonian Revolution 219

The Burr Conspiracy 219

National Elections of 1788 221

National Elections of 1792 222

National Elections of 1796 223

National Elections of 1800 224

National Elections of 1804 225

National Elections of 1808 227

The Gerrymander 227

National Elections of 1812 229

Slavery and Freedom 229

An African American Petition 230

The War of 1812 231


John Adams 234

Alexander Hamilton 236

Thomas Jefferson 237

James Madison 240

George Washington 242


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