American History–Answer The Following Questions
Answer the sufficient contents of each question briefly
PLS find answer in the lecture videos, do not use your own ideas or outside sources
Early National Period: lecture videos(Early National Period1-4)
1) What was the difference between Jefferson and Hamilton regarding the political economy of the republic after 1789? Explain the viewpoints of ‘constructionism’ vs. ‘implied powers,’ and how this figures into the differences between them.
2) What were the features of Hamilton’s program as Treasury Secretary? Explain each
3) From American Yawp Chapter 7: a) What was Jefferson’s view regarding African Americans in “Notes of Virginia? b) what is ‘republican motherhood’?
Historical Terms: Alien and Sedition Acts; Quasi-war with France; “Revolution of 1800”; War Hawks; “Second war of independence” and economic nationalism
Jacksonian Period: lecture videos(Jacksonian era1-2)
1) What is meant by the Market Revolution, and what are some of its features? What were some enabling conditions of the Market Revolution?
2). What is meant by Jacksonian Democracy? Analyze the following argument according to race/gender/class: “As Jacksonian Democracy triumphed, the grounds for exclusion shifted from ‘economic dependency’ to ‘natural incapacity.’
3) From American Yawp Chapter 8: Whig Party; Know-Nothing Party; Indian Removal Act 1830 (note: this is in Chapter 12 of AY, but happens during Jackson’s Presidency. Please skip to Chapter 12 and read about it).
Historical terms: “tyranny of the majority;” American system; McCulloch vs Maryland;
American Revolution:(lecture videos: American revolution1-12)
1)In what ways did the Seven Years War contribute to increasing tension between the English and the colonials?
2)Describe the various measures under the Grenville Act, and why they were perceived as controversial by the colonials.
3)Describe the argument put forth by the Stamp Act Congress towards Parliament. Make sure to discuss the economic, political, and philosophical dimensions of their argument
4)The Declaration of Independence is not just a declaration, but an argument. Analyze the argument while including the following terms: consent of the governed; unalienable rights; life/liberty/pursuit of happiness; “decent respect of the opinions of mankind;” tyranny and despotism. What is the purpose of government, according to the Declaration?
5)What is meant by ‘social contract theory’? How does both the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble of the Constitution reflect this theory?
Historical Terms: Townshend duties; Dunmore Proclamation; Non-consumption Agreements; Tea Act of 1773; Olive Branch Petition; Tories (aka Loyalists); “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine (importance of)