New American Nation
Alien and Sedition
Find out more about these laws that restricted the freedoms
of so many people in the early history of the United
What was this strange episode? Why were the man called X, Y,
and Z? Did it cost John Adams his job? Find out more.
He was an author of the Federalist Papers and the first
Chief Justice of the United States.
The Jay Treaty
The Jay Treaty closed off several outstanding issues from the treaty that ended the Revolutionary War and, in the process, became an intense dispute between the nation's first two political parties.
Get details on the expedition, profiles of the leaders and
of Sacagawea, maps, current explorations, and much
Haiti Saved the United
A little more than 200 years ago, a slave revolution in
Haiti saved the young, fragile country known as the United
States of America. Leading the way in these historic times
was a former slave named Toussaint L'Overture. His is a
fascinating story. Read more about him, his efforts, and
find out how Haiti saved the United States.
The Louisiana Purchase
This land buy doubled the territory of the United States. Find out how it came about and how much it cost.
Ironsides": The Unsinkable
Constitution, called "Old Ironsides" because shots seemed to
bounce off its thick wooden hull, was a warhorse, capturing
more than 24 enemy ships in the War of 1812
It also helped fend off the troublesome Barbary
The Missouri Compromise
Congress couldn't decide what to do with two new states: Missouri and Maine. One wanted slavery, and the other didn't. What to do?
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