Read a brief overview of the historical period, or longer summaries of major events.
- Brief Overview
- The Beginning of Self-Government: The States
- The Articles of Confederation as Law of the Land
- Settling the West
- The Demise of the Articles of Confederation
- The Constitutional Convention
- The Constitution and a New Government
- Defining the National Government
- Alexander Hamilton and Finance in the Washington Administration
- Increasing Tensions and The Whiskey Rebellion
- Expansion and Conflict
- Division into Parties and George Washington's Farewell Address
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