Through his 1790 speech, how does Seneca Chief Cornplanter reflect the shifting political landscape Native Americans faced following the American Revolution?
What challenges faced the United States in 1789 as it sought to negotiate with the Creeks and other Native American nations of the Southeast?
What doubts, concerns, and misgivings arose during the development of the Bill of Rights?
How did the aftermath of Shays’ Rebellion reflect the republican nature of the American government, especially the right to vote?
What qualities of citizen leadership did John Adams consider essential to sustain and nurture the new republic?
How did Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense convince reluctant Americans to abandon the goal of reconciliation with Britain and accept that separation from Britain — independence — was the only option for preserving their liberty?
How does Abigail Adams’s famous appeal to “Remember the Ladies” reflect the status of women in eighteenth-century America?
How did the Battles of Lexington and Concord change the character of American resistance to British rule?
What arguments, appeals, and rhetorical strategies did Patrick Henry use in 1775 to persuade reluctant members of the Second Virginia Convention to develop a military response to British aggression?
How did the American Revolution manifest itself as a civil war, turning neighbors into enemies?
How does Benjamin Franklin’s satire of a witch trial argue that human affairs should be guided by reason?