U.S. History I
MWF 10:40-11:30 A.M.
September 30, 2013
1. Wars often produce unintended consequences. How was that the case for the American people during and after the Revolutionary War? During this war it lasted longer than it was expected. It also brought confusion with the Native Americans and encouraged the new nation to withstand its need for a foreign policy. Numerous Americans were involved in a heated debate between Federalists and Anti Federalist. This debate was lead to the Philadelphia convention, which brought drastic changes to the national government.
2. Some African Americans supported the struggle for American independence, but countless others did not. Explain the difference. The African Americans who supported were encouraged by the war’s confusion. In addition to that were also led by the conversations of their masters talking about the increase of freedom among black Americans. This gave majority of the slaves the courage to fight for their rights, but others were discouraged. Due to the Native Americans (Indians) continuing to treat them as slaves. Another reason some African Americans didn’t was because neither congress nor states were excited to see them free.
3. The peace treaty ending the Revolutionary War set the western boundary of the United States at the Mississippi River. What problems did the new territory west of the Appalachian Mountains pose for the new nation; and how effectively did Congress handle these problems during the 1780s? Spain and other areas west of Mississippi closed the mouth of the Mississippi River to American shipping, which had a tremendous effect on western settler’s products. Congress operated as if Native Americans were conquered people, but afterwards there was here say that Spanish agents were rushing American frontiersmen to withdraw from the new nation and join with Spain. During these problems there was little that Congress could do.
4. With Independence...
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