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As the eighteenth century drew to a close the new American Republic teetered between the danger of collapse and the promise of greatness By expanding westward to occupy most of North America the United States might develop into imperial wealth and power if the nation could survive its first vulnerable decades The great paradox of the new nation was that its short-term prospects appeared dire and its long-term prospects appeared limitless This paradox derived from the immense size and resources of the continent where riches that could either pull apart or pull together the people striving to possess them The continental scale of American history immediately threatened to overwhelm and fracture the young republic sprawled along the Atlantic seaboard from Maine to Georgia The first president George Washington played an important role in promoting national unity but Washington had a reputation for promoting executive power which was not incompatible with the peoples welfare In 1791 the Secretary of War warned the President The United States have come into existence as a nation embarrassed with a frontier of immense extent Expansion westward might weaken the coastal states while creating new independent and hostile settler states in the interior and those politics might gravitate into the rival empires of the South Moreover the nations gamble on a republican frame of government enhanced the prospects of such a centrifugal dissipationThe people were looking for stability and in April 1789 the first Congress began to construct the Bill of Rights Giving the people individual liberties and helped construct a boundary between federal and state authority People who had not liked the Constitution were happier with the Bill of Rights which had an immediate effect of solidifying a sense of national unityWomen had active civic roles and responsibility The republican womens most important role was to reform and sustain the morality and manners of men and emphasize the importance of mothers as the teachers of virtuous sons Gender relation remained
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