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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

The Republic Launched (1789-1801)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Discuss the differences between the subsistence and commercial economies in the United States in 1789.

Describe Alexander Hamilton's financial program and the reasons it provoked opposition.

Trace the highlights of American relations with Spain, Britain, and France through this decade.

Describe the origins of the Federalist and Republican parties in the 1790s, their principles, and their main sources of support.

Explain the relationship between the party system and social and economic divisions in the nation.

Explain the significance of the 1800 presidential election.