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Research the coming of the Spanish to the "New World." How did Columbus's voyage differ from Cortéz's or Coronado's? What difficulties did Cortéz face from his Spanish superiors while trekking through Mexico? Who was Cabeza de Vaca and what did he discover? For this research, you might want to read the original sources such as Columbus's diaries, the letters of Cortéz to the King of Spain, or Bernal Diaz de Castillo's True Story of the Conquest of New Spain.

Although Americans like to think of the Founding Fathers as a unified group with identical interests, this is by no means true. As demonstrated in the Federalist papers, many of these Founding Fathers differed violently on what the government of the United States should look like. Nothing serves as a better example of this conflict than the personal animus between Alexander...

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