Chapter 6- The New Republic
Washington's Cabinet

1 - Henry Knox
2 - Thomas Jefferson
3 - Edmund Randolph
4 -Alexander Hamilton
5- George Washington

Content: The New Republic 1781-1815
In the last decade of the 1700s, debates over the size and role of the federal government led to the emergence of rival political parties. Thomas Jefferson’s election as president in 1800 marked the rise of the Democratic-Republican Party.
  • The Washington Presidency
  • The Cabinet
  • Hamilton’s Economic Plan
  • The Struggles Over Foreign Affairs
  • The Jefferson Presidency
The War of 1812

U.S. I Learning Standards:
USI.22 Summarize the major policies and political developments that took place during the presidencies of George Washington (1789-1797), John Adams (1797-1801), and Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809). (H, C)
  • the origins of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties in the 1790s
  • the conflicting ideas of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton
  • the Alien and Sedition Acts
  • the Louisiana Purchase

Seminal Primary Documents to Consider: Washington’s Farewell Address (1796) and Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address (1801)

USI.23 Analyze the rising levels of political participation and the expansion of suffrage in antebellum America. (C, H)

Seminal Primary Documents to Consider: Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Volume I (1835) and Volume II (1839)

USI.25 Trace the influence and ideas of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall and the importance of the doctrine of judicial review as manifested in Marbury v. Madison (1803). (H, C)

USI.26 Describe the causes, course, and consequences of America’s westward expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness. Use a map of North America to trace America’s expansion to the Civil War, including the location of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails. (H, E, G)
  • the War of 1812

UBD in development


Post your scores in your virtual notebook - on your New Republic page

Constitution Quiz Honors

Post your scores in to your virtual notebook

For fun:Which Founder are you?

Post your results and description in your virtual notebook. Do you agree? Explain!

Another Founding Father quiz

Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury. His job was to fix the economic problems of the new country. You have already read about his three step plan: pay the national debt, raise money to pay the debt, and nationalize the banking system. The most controversial part of this plan was the banking system.

Open , copy and paste it into the following website: WordSift

You should end up with an image like this:


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What does this image tell you about the reading? Looking at the list of words, what do you think the main idea of the passage is? Add this in your Virtual Notebooks under your "The New Republic" page.

Next read the passage from your textbook and mark it up. At the end, summarize the reading.
In addition, if you run into words with which you are unfamiliar Wordsift automatically builds in a search function so that you can simply click on the word and be given information or a definition.

Look back at your first main idea - was it correct or close to correct? Why or why not?

Make a list of the ESSENTIAL vocabulary from this reading.

Loose vs Strict Constructionist

Create the following table in your notebooks:

Define in your own words





Views of the Constitution


Alexander Hamilton argued passionately that to constrain the powers of the federal government too much would mean to weaken it considerably.
“Every power vested in a Government is in its nature sovereign, and includes … a right to employ all the means requisite [necessary], and fairly applicable to the attainment of the ends of such power; and which are not percluded by restrictions & exceptions specified in the constitution.”
Alexander Hamilton, 1791

Thomas Jefferson feared that the “necessary and proper” clause would open the door to abuse of power.
“To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition…. The Constitution allows only the means which are “necessary,” not those which are merely “convenient” for effecting the enumerated powers.”
Thomas Jefferson, 1791

Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
Are the arguments presented by Hamilton and Jefferson expressions of facts or opinions? Explain your answer.

The Whiskey Rebellion

On page 207, complete an I see/it means for the picture below.

Save it to your virtual notebook.

Read "the Whiskey Rebellion" section in your book pages 207-208. Summarize the main idea and three key details in the graphic organizer below.

Go to the following website and read about what is happening in Egypt right now.

How is the Whiskey Rebellion both similar and different from what is happening in Egypt?



Slide on Key Terms page 209

You are going to create a Slide of the key terms from page 209. This will go on your Chapter 6 page.

Creating a slide presentation

Written Directions

Open Edit tool bar and select widget function
Select slideshow from the left side of the widget menu
Select slide.PNG
This will bring open a new page - select the link to slide
Select Slide_Create2.JPG
Now you can create your slide show. Chose images from either your files or browse the internet and copy the url code into box provided
When you have added all your images you can customize the presentation using the tool nar shown below
You can also add captions to your image by going to the images you have chosen (at the bottom of your screen) and typing in the captions in the space provided.
When you are happy select Save_and_get_code.PNG This will bring you to a new page where you can give your presentation a title. When you are done select save again
When you have save you will see a code below your presentation. Select this code, copy it and go back to your wikipage.
Paste this code into the space shown
Finally hit SAVE on the EDIT tool bar at the top of your page

Challenges of the 1790s

Do now: What is the Patriot Act? Do you agree/disagree with it? Explain.

Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798
Naturalization Act
Required an immigrant to live in the U.S. for l4 years before becoming a citizen
Alien Act
Allowed the President to expel foreigners from the U.S. if the President believes they are dangerous to the nation's peace and safety
Alien Enemies Act
Allowed the President to imprison or expel foreigners considered dangerous in time of war or invasion
Sedition Act
Barred American citizens from saying, writing, or publishing any false, scandalous, or malicious statements about the U.S. government, Congress, or the President

Use your textbook, pages 210 and 214, to fill in the notes below:

Attack ads from the 1800 presidential campaign

The XYZ Affair

Alexander Hamilton duel poetry slam


Video summary of the War of 1812 - causes and effects

DIRECTIONS: As you watch the video, list all of the key terms from section 4 that are mentioned.
Use these to complete a summary of the War of 1812. Post this summary on your Chapter 6 page.

  1. Identify the video’s main ideas.
  2. Look for details that support the main idea.
  3. Clarify your understanding by asking questions and looking up unfamiliar words.
  4. Restate the main idea and most important details in your own words


For a quiz grade create an electronic copy of a binder cover for chapter 6. You have the option to create this using
  1. Glogster or
  2. Microsoft word with the online textbook

Remember: your covers must be CREATIVE and include:
  • Reflect the MAIN IDEAS of the chapter (2 points)
  • Contain the chapter title, number, and all of the section titles (2 points)
  • Include colorful illustrations, pictures, graphics, timelines, or maps with captions (2 points)
  • Include relevant quotes, key terms, key people, events and dates (2 points)
  • Be neat (1 point)
  • Organized (1 point)

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