1. How did the founders address issues like religious freedom and economic freedom in the post-Revolutionary era? Did the spirit of revolution change the notions or not (explain)? How did politics influence religion during this era? Briefly discuss the changes that marginalized groups experienced after the Revolution and whether these changes were positive or negative?
2. The Articles of Confederation were considered obsolete by the political leadership of the United States. What drew them to this conclusion, and how did they address this concern? In your opinion, was their response appropriate especially in regards to the notions of federalism and a system of checks and balances? Were those who opposed the new Constitution extreme radicals or was their opposition valid? Finally, discuss the fears that both Hamilton and Madison had regarding the new Republic and the idea of democracy and were these fears justified?