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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where was Alexander Hamilton born?
2. Who were some of Hamilton's better known political enemies?
3. What caliber were the dueling pistols?
4. In its most simple terms, how did the Constitutional Convention formulate its documents?
5. What positions had Alexander Hamilton held in the US government?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why were the new Americans so sensitive to being compared to British citizens?
2. What were some of Hamilton's claims against Burr? Describe in detail, and give instances where Hamilton speaks against Burr?
3. What does the author mean when he says the American Revolution did not "devour its own children"?
4. Describe this generation of men such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
5. Describe Alexander Hamilton's appearance and reputation.
6. Describe the leading locations for the new capital city.
7. Discuss Alexander Hamilton and how he reacted when someone did not agree with his opinions.
8. Describe what is known about the duel between Burr and Hamilton
9. Why was Virginia so important to the decisions of this time?
10. Describe Thomas Jefferson's style of diplomacy.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Take the following scenarios and extrapolate possible outcomes in history: 1) Burr dies in the duel instead of Hamilton, 2) Jefferson stays in Paris for ten more years, 3) Adams and Jefferson do not renew their friendship.
Essay Topic 2
What was the main disadvantages of delaying the decision about slavery to 1808, mandated by the Constitution? What were the advantages? In your opinion, what should the Constitution have done about the issue?
Essay Topic 3
What do you believe is the greatest lesson to be derived from this work? Did the book change your understanding of the time following the Revolutionary War and its importance to the way America has evolved? Explain in detail.
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