An American Nation Begins DVD

United Learning

SKU: DC010066
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 14
Copyright: 2003

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This core-curriculum-based program for 5-9 graders examines the first four years of the U.S. federal government. The following topics are explored: • U.S. territorial boundaries in 1789 • The first Presidency, establishing the federal executive departments, the federal court system, and the first presidential Cabinet • The conflicts over repayment of the national debt and Bank of the United States • Founding a new capital city for the United States • The Industrial Revolution and Alexander Hamilton’s plan for promoting the industrialization of America • Thomas Jefferson’s agrarian vision for America • The Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans-creating America’s first political parties • Robert Gray and American claims to the Pacific Northwest