Explain why the Declaration of Independence was written
Explain why & how did the role of women change in republican society?
Explain why Americans initially adopted a confederation as their form of government.
Identify the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
Explain the causes and consequences of Shays’ Rebellion
Identify the central issues of the 1787 Constitutional Convention and their solutions
Describe the conflicts over the ratification of the federal constitution
Explain the reason behind the "Great Compromise."