1. The development of the First Party System is one of the most important events in the Early Republic according to many historians. Being careful to include details from both parties, examine the two most important events in the development of the system.
2. This class will end with a discussion of the Civil War era in American History. While that significant event in American history did not take place until the 1860s, major trends leading to the war were present in the United States throughout the nineteenth century. Pick the two most important developments discussed in the class so far leading to the eventual onset of the Civil War and describe them in detail.
Note: With the second essay, you are asked to examine long term causes. Hence, you need to avoid talking about issues brought up in chapters 1315 in your book (those are the shorter term issues and are not part of this essay).