The Formation of a National Government

George Washington addressing the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, 1787. (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch.)
  1. State Constitutions
  2. Articles of Confederation
  3. The Problem of Expansion
  4. Constitutional Convention
  5. Debate and Compromise
  6. Ratification and the Bill of Rights
  7. President Washington
  8. Hamilton vs. Jefferson
  9. Citizen Genet and Foreign Policy
  10. Adams and Jefferson
  11. Louisiana and Britain
  12. War of 1812
  13. The Second Great Awakening