Unit I : The New Nation (1789-1820)
Competency Goal 1: The New Nation (1789-1820) - The learner will identify, investigate, and assess the effectiveness of the institutions of the emerging republic.
• Groups and individuals pursuing their own goals may influence the priorities and actions of a government.
• Relationships between nations can impact both domestic and foreign affairs.
• Leaders can modify the institutions of government in response to the challenges of their time.
Objective 1.01: Identify the major domestic issues and conflicts experienced by the nation during the Federalist Period.
• What was the impact of the major domestic issues and conflicts experienced by the nation during the Federalist Era?
• How did the U.S. government emerge out of competing processes of conflict and compromise?
• How did the Federalist Period contribute to the long-standing debate in America about the role of government and the distribution of
• How is the U.S. Constitution a document subject to change and interpretation?
Strict & loose interpretations of the Constitution
Judiciary Act of 1789
Hamilton's Economic Plan
Bill of Rights
Alien & Sedition Acts
Virginia & Kentucky Resolutions
Election of 1800
Marbury v. Madison, (1803)
Hartford Convention (1814)
Objective 1.02: Analyze the political freedoms available to the following groups prior to 1820: women, wage earners, landless farmers, American Indians, African Americans, and other ethnic groups.
• How did the distribution of political and economic power reflect the social structure and geographic diversity of the Federalist Era?
• How effective were the political, social, and economic institutions of the emerging republic in creating a democratic foundation for the
• How can individual rights and the government’s view of the “common good” create conflict or stability?
Race and ethnicity
Objective 1.03: Assess commercial and diplomatic relationships with Britain, France, and other nations.
• How did the U.S. confront internal and international conflicts during this era?
• How does a nation’s involvement in international conflicts affect its identity?
• Should a nation form trade agreements with nations it disagrees with politically?
Proclamation of Neutrality
President Washingtons Farewell Address
Convention of 1800
Embargo Act 1807
War of 1812
Battle of New Orleans
Treaty of Ghent