Chapter 10: Launching the New Ship of State Free-Response Essay



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Chapter 10: Launching the New Ship of State

Free-Response Essay

Answer the following question in a short essay. You should take approximately 25 minutes to write this essay and it should be approximately 1-2 pages in length. Be sure to be specific, using terms and vocabulary from Chapter #10 and correlating pages. Also be sure to use specific examples that are relevant to the question.

Question: Why did Hamilton move so rapidly to create large financial commitments by the federal government? Since we normally think of the federal debt as something bad, why did Hamilton think of it as something good and necessary for the national welfare?

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Chapter 11: The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic

Free-Response Essay

Answer the following question in a short essay. You should take approximately 25 minutes to write this essay and it should be approximately 1-2 pages in length. Be sure to be specific, using terms and vocabulary from Chapter #11 and correlating pages. Also be sure to use specific examples that are relevant to the question.

Question: How important was establishing the principle of judicial review? Does that principle make more sense than Jefferson’s belief that the states retained the final authority on the meaning of the Constitution? How important was the failed attempt to impeach Samuel Chase in establishing an independent judiciary? What role should Supreme Court justices play in politics?

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Chapter 12: The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism

Free-Response Essay

Answer the following question in a short essay. You should take approximately 25 minutes to write this essay and it should be approximately 1-2 pages in length. Be sure to be specific, using terms and vocabulary from Chapter #12 and correlating pages. Also be sure to use specific examples that are relevant to the question.



Question: Examine the Treaty of Ghent. Did the United States win this peace agreement? What international forces made this peace settlement a reality? Was the United States lucky that Britain had more important priorities than battling in the United States?



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