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A New System of Government
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After Americans win the War for Independence, they struggle over a new system of government and create the Constitution of the United States.
Key Events

From Independence through the deaths of Jefferson and John Adams.


The new United States.


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In the formative years of the United States, two key figures helped shape its new government: Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Their visions of what that government should be and do often conflicted.

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