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1.Was reconciliation between the American colonies and Great Britain possible in 1774? Whyor why not? History is filled with unintended consequences. How do the British government’sattempts to control and regulate the colonies during this tumultuous era provide a case inpoint? How did the aims of the British measure up against the results of their actions?2.How did the colonists manage to triumph in their battle for independence despite GreatBritain’s military might? If any of these factors had been different, how might it have affectedthe outcome of the war?3.Describe the ideology of republicanism. In this chapter’s discussion of New York’s ratifyingconvention, Alexander Hamilton takes issue with Anti-Federalist delegate Melancton Smith’sassertion that (as Hamilton says) “a pure democracy, if it were practicable, would be themost perfect government.” What did Smith—and Hamilton—mean by “a pure democracy”?How does this compare to the type of democracy that represents the modern United States?4.What were the circumstances that led to Shays’ Rebellion? What was the government’sresponse? Would this response have confirmed or negated the grievances of theparticipants in the uprising? Why?5.Describe Alexander Hamilton’s plans to address the nation’s financial woes. Which aspectsproved most controversial, and why? What elements of the foundation Hamilton laid can stillbe found in the system today?6.Describe the growth of the first party system in the United States. How did these partiescome to develop? How did they define themselves, both independently and in opposition toone another? Where did they find themselves in agreement?