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Lecture 1

HIST 2055 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Fugitive Slaves In The United States, Wilmot Proviso, Southwest Territory


Department
History
Course Code
HIST 2055
Professor
A.Burstein
Lecture
1

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HISTORY EXAM #2 December 2nd, 2015. 1:30-2:50.
(Nothing on Civil War battles)
Study: On up to the election of 1860. Something on election will be on there!!
Answer with historical significance. No laundry lists, WHAT IS IMPORTANT. A lot of
good videos on YouTube and using the textbook index for certain topics.
(1) Describe the critical domestic and foreign policy issues that preoccupied the
President and Congress during the administrations of George Washington,
John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Explain how each issue exerted a
significant--or, more than momentary--influence.
- See some stuff that has historical significance, a long lasting effect.
- Domestic- HERE.
- Anglo-French War: Washington had something to do with the French
Revolution. How did the FR affect the US? We didn’t fight in it,
- Theme behind the enlightenment thinkers: scientists/philosophers in general
thought we had minds to think and senses to see and feel. BUT in France, this
thinking played a big part in the French revolution.
- The calendar switch made Americans pick religious sides.
- There were some economic factors: sugar trade, England was no longer
letting France have, the US took over. Sugar planters in America were
happy: that was war money in your pocket.
- Look back at French Revolution in your textbook.
- Washington, Adams, and Jefferson: big on going problem: conflict between
the FEDERALISTS AND ANTI-FEDERALISTS.
- Two ideologies^^^
- HAMILTON-FEDERALISTS
- JEFFERSON-ANTIFEDERALISTS
- FEDS: Philosophy: LARGE government. Industries, wage workers, strong
federal government.
- ANTIFEDS: larger state government, agriculture, SMALLER FED
GOVERNMENT. The farmer was virtuous. Tilling the land/ hands in the soil
made you virtuous and closer to god.
- BIG PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY^^
- Theres some sort of virtue about the American farmer.
- This is who Jefferson believed should populate the country.
- You can still see some of this today.
- CONSTITUTION TALK: >>>
- Jefferson wanted the Bill of Rights in the constitution. Protection against
tyranny. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS. (TB)
- Hamilton a national bank. Jefferson thought this was unconstitutional.
- See some specific events and how these events relate to these broad themes.
- WHISKEY REBELLION:
- The fed govt put a tax on whiskey. Hit these farmers in the pocket. They
began to rebel, they weren’t going to pay. Washington sent a federal army of
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