Ch 8: Chapter 8: Launching a New Nation (1789-1800)

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The Launching a New Nation chapter of this Prentice Hall America Textbook Companion course helps students learn the essential history lessons of the newly-formed United States government. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Launching a New Nation textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall America's Launching a New Nation chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the early U.S. government topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Washington's leadership in the new U.S. government
  • Opposing views of the Federalists and Republicans
  • Impact of the Whiskey Rebellion and Battle of Fallen Timbers
  • U.S. position on the French Revolution and foreign affairs
  • Major events during John Adams's presidency

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5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Chapter 8: Launching a New Nation (1789-1800)
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George Washington and the New United States Government

1. George Washington and the New United States Government

George Washington was the United States' first president. He knew everything he did would set the stage for future presidents of the country. A heavy weight was on his shoulders, and much of what he established in his two terms set the precedent for presidents today.

Hamilton and the Federalists vs. Jefferson and the Republicans

2. Hamilton and the Federalists vs. Jefferson and the Republicans

Although President Washington warned against the nation falling into political factions, the different views of the Constitution held by Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists and Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans set the path for the two-party system that the U.S. has today.

The Whiskey Rebellion and Battle of Fallen Timbers

3. The Whiskey Rebellion and Battle of Fallen Timbers

In the early days of the U.S., President Washington and the new government were tested by foreign and domestic issues. How these issues were dealt with would establish the young nation's position. Domestically, the Whiskey Rebellion and the Battle of Fallen Timbers demonstrated how rebellion and territorial issues would be decided.

The French Revolution, Jay Treaty and Treaty of San Lorenzo

4. The French Revolution, Jay Treaty and Treaty of San Lorenzo

In the U.S., early foreign affairs were of incredible importance. For the young nation to survive, they had to exist in a world with tense relations. Should the new nation get involved in foreign wars? How do they negotiate with foreign powers? This lesson looks at the early foreign relations of the United States.

President John Adams: From Alien and Sedition Acts to XYZ Affair

5. President John Adams: From Alien and Sedition Acts to XYZ Affair

John Adams was an important founder of the United States. In many ways, he was the voice of the Revolution. As president, he had some proud shining moments and one major blight on his legacy.

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