One: List and chart, briefly, the evolution of the various communities in North America between the arrival of Columbus to 1776. Why were the English/British colonies able to grow and unify so much more easily than the other communities?
Two: Detail the rise of American nationalism from 1700 to the Declaration of Independence.
Three: How and why did the United States win its independence from Great Britain? Why was George III not able to continue the war?
Four: Compare and contrast the effectiveness of the American government under the Articles of Confederation with its effectiveness under the Constitution (ratified between 1787-90). Why did not more rebellion such Shays’ occur after 1787?
Five: How did the American nation evolve politically and economically between 1787 and 1820? Did Federalism or Jeffersonian Agrarianism gain the upper hand?