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- President Washington and the new government
- Federalists against the Republicans
- The Whiskey Rebellion
- French Revolution
- President Adams
- Thomas Jefferson
- Marbury v. Madison
- Louisiana Purchase
- Napoleonic Wars
- James Madison and the War of 1812
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. President Jefferson's Election and Jeffersonian Democracy
The presidential election of 1800 was a rematch between President John Adams and Vice President Thomas Jefferson. An electoral tie between Jefferson and his running mate forced the House of Representatives to decide. The election inaugurated 24 years of political dominance for the Democratic-Republican Party.
7. Jeffersonianism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
Thomas Jefferson was a founding father whose ideals have impacted much of modern American life, hundreds of years after his life. In this lesson, we'll look at the legacy he left in the American education system, a philosophy known as Jeffersonianism.
8. Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More
Thomas Jefferson is often noted as one of the best presidents in history. In our lesson, learn about some of President Jefferson's many famous domestic accomplishments and the controversy surrounding most of them.
9. Barbary Pirates, Napoleonic Wars and Embargo of 1807
Throughout President Jefferson's two terms in office, his foreign policy revolved around war in Europe. Despite his attempts to remain neutral, American ships were drawn into conflict that demanded the president's response.
10. President Madison and the War of 1812
Though often overlooked in the annals of American history, the War of 1812 was really a landmark event for a young nation finding its footing amidst a global power struggle. Watch our lesson to follow President James Madison and the War of 1812 into the inky shadows of history.
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Other chapters within the Prentice Hall United States History: Online Textbook Help course
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 1: Many Cultures Meet (Prehistory-1550)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 2: Europeans Establish Colonies (1492-1752)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 3: The American Colonies Take Shape (1607-1765)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 4: The American Revolution (1765-1783)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 5: Creating the Constitution (1781-1789)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 7: Nationalism and Sectionalism (1812-1855)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 8: Religion and Reform (1812-1860)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 9: Manifest Destiny (1800-1850)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 10: The Union in Crisis (1846-1861)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 11: The Civil War (1861-1865)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 12: The Reconstruction Era (1865-1877)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 13: The Triumph of Industry (1865-1914)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 14: Immigration and Urbanization (1865-1914)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 15: The South and West Transformed (1865-1900)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 16: Issues of the Gilded Age (1877-1900)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 17: The Progressive Era (1890-1920)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 18: An Emerging World Power (1890-1917)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 19: World War I and Beyond (1914-1920)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 20: The Twenties (1919-1929)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 21: The Great Depression (1928-1932)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 22: The New Deal (1932-1941)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 23: The Coming of War (1931-1942)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 24: World War II (1941-1945)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 25: The Cold War (1945-1960)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 26: Postwar Confidence and Anxiety (1945-1960)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 27: The Civil Rights Movement (1945-1975)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 28: The Kennedy and Johnson Years (1960-1968)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 29: The Vietnam War Era (1954-1975)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 30: An Era of Protest and Change (1960-1980)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 31: A Crisis in Confidence (1968-1980)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 32: The Conservative Resurgence (1980-1993)
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