Reading Guide for Week Seven
Text: Divine, Chapters 7 and 8: 2/29/00
Special Topics: Origins of Political Parties
Was the American Revolution Radical?
Answer one of the following text questions:
Answer at least two of the following primary source
How did Jefferson's and Hamilton's views on human
nature and beliefs about individual freedom differ and what was the significance
of these differences for government policy in the 1790s?
What role did England and France play in American
domestic politics and foreign policy in the 1790s? In the early 1800s?
Did U.S. diplomacy succeed or fail at this time?
What was the role of technology in the new republic?
Did it have implications for American freedom?
What was the role of the Supreme Court in the
new republic? What impact did it have on relations between the federal
government and the states? The different branches of government?
Washington's Farewell Address, September 17, 1796
Primary Source Questions:
What advice did George Washington give his fellow
Americans about the role of the federal government in American life?
What advice did he give them about politics?
About foreign relations?
What is the paradox he perceived in the relationship
between government and liberty?
Do you think this address was a statement of political
principles or partisan preferences? Why?