Post Revolutionary Government in the United States
After the American Revolution, as British colonial institutions gave way to a post-revolutionary government in the United States, protecting and securing the spirit and meaning of 1776 was essential, however, not everyone agreed on how best to preserve the new Republic. As time moved on, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, then Democratic-Republicans, and even state legislatures contested how the government should be constructed, and act. What were some of the challenges in forming the American government and how did Americans perceive the new Republic? Be sure to pull from as many of your readings as possible.