Lecture Outline 8, Creating a Nation

Lecture Outline 8, Creating a Nation - Lecture 8: Creating...

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1Lecture 8: Creating a Nation, 1789-1800 Main Ideas: a. Period under consideration: 1789-1800 b. Disagreements persisted among . .. i. Federalists ii. Anti-Federalists c. Disagreements centered around several key issues . . i. Federalist economic policies ii. French Revolution iii. Outbreak of war in Europe iv. Internal security legislation d. Election of 1800 reflected a changed political order 1. Launching the National Republic: a Beginning the New Government i. Confederation Congress held last meeting ii. Washington took office b. The Bill of Rights i. Most important achievement of new government c. The People Divide i. Federalists face political opposition --Democratic-Republicans, or “Jeffersonians” d. Alexander Hamilton i. Sect. of Treasury ii. Report on Public Credit (first) --Proposed funding Revolutionary War debt --Assume individual states’ war debts --Virginia Resolves: Warned that national government disregarded southern agricultural interests --Warned that assumption of states’ debts was unconstitutional iii. National Bank bill --Southerners opposed bill --Congress approved bill iv. Report on Public Credit (second)
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