Constitutional Development and the New Republic (and the development of small-r republicanism)

Link on the Constitution

1.    The environment that leads to Shays’ Rebellion

2.    Quick issues on the Constitution

3.    Detailed issues on the factions and major decisions in the Constitution

4.    Ratification

Link on the New Republic

5.    The New Republic
- Patterns that continue – precedents, finance, territory

6.    The Revolution of 1800