Question History: Hammering out the Federal Republic 1787-1820
1.Why did Alexander Hamilton, as Washington’s first secretary of the treasury, advocate the creation of permanent national debt and a national bank? What fears did his economic plans arouse in his Republican opponents?
2.What were the principal effects of the French and Haitian Revolutions in the United States? How did they influence the development of the American economy, American politics, and westward development?
3.What forces — ideological, political, and economic — led the United States to gain dominance over eastern North America in these years?
4.Explain the rise and fall of the First Party System. How did the policies implemented by Republican presidents between 1801 and 1825 differ from those implemented during the 1790s? Why did the Federalists fall out of favor? What legacy did the Federalists leave?