1. How did most colonists hope to handle America’s difficulties with England? Why did they hold these views and why did they think such tactics would be successful?
  2. What major problems did the young republic face after its victory over Great Britain? How did these problems motivate members of the elite to call for a federal constitution?
  3. What developments of the 1790s resulted in the rise of the Republican Party? What mistakes did the Federalists make?