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Optional Handout #3:
GUIDED QUESTIONS FOR WATCHING "ONE NATION UNDER LAW"
As you watch the DVD clip, listen carefully to the arguments Founders made when they debated whether most of the power should be with the national government or with the states.
Try to answer the questions below. (Do not worry if you miss something. We will review it in class.)
A.) Why did the French Revolution worry the Federalists?
B.) What did Jefferson and his supporters think about the French Revolution?
C.) What did Jefferson fear when Hamilton said the national government should have a standing army?
D.) When judges appointed by Federalists enforced the Alien and Sedition Acts, what happened to politicians and others who criticized President Adams in writing or in speeches?
E.) Why was the swearing in of Thomas Jefferson as president ironic?