New Nation, 1789-1817

Essential Questions:
  1. Was George Washington’s leadership “indispensable” in successfully launching the new federal government?

  2. What spurred the debate over national debt?

  3. How did political parties evolve?

  4. Should the United States seek alliances with other nations?

  5. Should the political opposition have the right to criticize a president’s foreign policy?

  6. Is the suppression of public opinion during times of crisis ever justified?

  7. Should the United States fight to preserve the right of its citizens to travel and trade overseas?

  8. How has war related to national prosperity?