UNIT 4: FEDERALISTS (1788 - 1801)
34. Washingtonʼs Proclamation of Neutrality, 1793
35. Whiskey Rebellion, 1794
36. Washingtonʼs Farewell Address, 1796
37. XYZ Affair, 1797-98
38. Alien & Sedition Acts, 1798
39. Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, 1798-99
40. Election of 1800
41. Midnight judges, 1801
• 1983 What evidence is there for the assertion that the basic
principles of the Constitution were firmly grounded in the political
and religious experience of America’s colonial and revolutionary
• 1991 “The Bill of Rights did not come from a desire to protect the
liberties won in the American Revolution, but rather from a fear of
powers of the new federal government.” Assess the validity of the
• 1996 Analyze the degree to which the Articles of Confederation
provided an effective form of government with respect to any TWO
of the following.
– Foreign relations
– Economic conditions
– Western lands
• 2003 Evaluate the extent to which the Articles of Confederation
were effective in solving the problems that confronted the new
• 2005b To what extent was the American Constitution a radical
departure from the Articles of Confederation?
• 2006b “The United States Constitution of 1787 represented
an economic and ideological victory for the traditional
American political elite.” Assess the validity of that statement
for the period 1781 to 1789.
• 2008 Analyze the reasons for the Anti-Federalists’ opposition
to ratifying the Constitution.
• 2009b Analyze how the ideas and experiences of the
revolutionary era influenced the principles embodied in the
Articles of Confederation.
• 2011b Analyze the ways in which the political, economic, and
diplomatic crises of the 1780s shaped the provisions of the
United States Constitution.
• 1972 “There is no American history separate from the history
of Europe.” Test this generalization by examining the impact of
European events on the domestic politics of the United States
from 1789 to 1815.
• 1980 “Between 1783 and 1800 the new government of the
United States faced the same political, economic and
constitutional issues that troubles the British government’s
relations with the colonies prior to the Revolution.” Assess the
validity of this generalization.
• 2011 To what extent did political parties contribute to the
development of national unity in the United States between
1790 and 1840 ?
• 2013 Analyze the ways in which the United States sought to
advance its interests in world affairs between 1789 and 1823.
• 2009 From 1775 to 1830, many African Americans
gained freedom from slavery, yet during the same
period the institution of slavery expanded. Explain
why BOTH of those changes took place. Analyze the
ways that BOTH free African Americans and
enslaved African Americans responded to the
challenges confronting them.
• 1981 How and why did the lives and status of
Northern middle-class women change between
1776 and 1876?
• 2013 Analyze the causes of growing opposition to
slavery in the United States from 1776 to 1852. In
your response, consider both underlying forces and
specific events that contributed to the growing
• 2006 Discuss the changing ideals
of American womanhood
between the American
Revolution (1770’s) and the
outbreak of the Civil War. What
factors fostered the emergence
of a “republican motherhood”
and the “cult of domesticity”?
Assess the extent to which these
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ideals influenced the lives of
women during this period. In
your answer be sure to consider
issues of race and class.
A View of New Orleans Taken from the Plantation of Marigny, John B. de Woiseri, 1803.
AND THE WEST (1801 - 1828)
• 42. Marbury v. Madison, 1803
• 43. Louisiana Purchase, 1803
• 44. Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804-6
• 45. Trial of Aaron Burr, 1807
• 46. Jefferson's embargo, 1807
• 47. War of 1812 (1812-1815)
• 48. Hartford Convention, 1814
• 49. Treaty of Ghent, 1814
• 50. Battle of New Orleans, 1815
51. The American System, 1815
52. Era of Good Feelings, 1815-24
53. McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819
54. Adams-Onis Treaty, 1819
55. Missouri Compromise, 1820
56. First Lowell factory opened, 1823
57. Monroe Doctrine, 1823
58. Election of 1824
2006b In what ways and to what extent was industrial development from 1800 to 1860 a
factor in the relationship between northern and southern states?
2007 In what ways did the Second Great Awakening in the North influence TWO of the
– Abolitionism
– Temperance
– The cult of domesticity
– Utopian communities
2008 Analyze the impact of the market revolution (1815–1860) on the economies of TWO of
the following regions.
– The Northeast
– The Midwest
– The South
2012 Analyze how western expansion contributed to growing sectional tensions between
the North and the South. Confine your answer to the period from 1800 to 1850.
1993 Compare the expansionist foreign policies of Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James K.
Polk. To what extent did their policies strengthen the United States?
1975 “The Era of Good Feeling (1816-1824) marked the appearance of issues that transformed
American politics in the next twenty years.” Assess the validity of this generalization.
• 2010b The issue of territorial expansion sparked considerable
debate in the period 1800–1855. Analyze this debate and evaluate
the influence of both supporters and opponents of territorial
expansion in shaping federal government policy.
• 2002b Historians have traditionally labeled the period after the
War of 1812 the “Era of Good Feelings.” Evaluate the accuracy of
this label, considering the emergence of nationalism and
sectionalism. Use the documents and your knowledge of the
period 1815–1825 to construct your answer.
• 2011b Explain the ways that participation in political campaigns
and elections in the United States changed between 1815 and
1840, and analyze forces and events that led to these changes.
• 2002 “Reform movements in the United States sought to expand
democratic ideals.” Assess the validity of this statement with
specific reference to the years 1825–1850.