American History Homework Three

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American History Homework Three
Instructor: Andy Schlafly

Read the lecture and then answer 6 out of the following 8 questions:

1. Identify two of the biggest weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.

2. Other than George Washington, who do you think was the most influential Founding Father?

3. The Constitutional Convention: describe the "what, when, where, and how" about it.

4. Give an example of George Washington's leadership. Explain.

5. "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports." From where is that quote taken, and what does it mean to you?

6. Describe two important aspects of the Northwest Ordinance.

7. President John Adams was only a one-term president. Why?

8. Write about any issue related to this week's lecture.

Honors Questions

Answer three out of the following questions (in addition to the questions above):

H1. Would you have been an Anti-Federalist with respect to the Constitution? Discuss.

H2. Do you think States have the power of "nullification" with respect to laws passed by Congress? Discuss in the context of the Alien & Sedition Acts.

H3. James Madison's Federalist No. 10, as discussed in the lecture: can you explain and appreciate it?

H4. What would you have done differently if you served as an early President of the United States? Explain.

H5. Write about any issue related to this week's lecture.

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