Where is our Western Boundary? What is our Southern Boundary? How long had westward expansion been happening? How is the new Constitution working?. United States. GW was against alliances with other nations and political parties. GW favored a unity of government. Fear of Faction:
A group of person’s from each state who directly vote for the President.
State legislature can choose them or the people can choose them.Electoral College
Virtues needed to live in the new republic that had just been created. These virtues were to be taught in schools in addition to academic subjects.
Consensus nationally (Rousseau)Republican Virtues
Established the 36degree 30’N line for future admission of slave and free states
Temporary solutionMissouri Compromise of 1820
The exact origin of the phrase is unknown, but several events (though perhaps in legend only) have a reference to an actual line being drawn:
In the United States, the phrase is most commonly associated with Texas history surrounding the Battle of the Alamo, as it is attributed to Colonel William Travis, commander of the Alamo defense forces. In the waning days of the Battle (somewhere between March 3–5, 1836), with Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna having the Alamo completely surrounded, Santa Anna sent a messenger to Travis demanding surrender, or else everyone in the compound would be killed. According to the legend, Travis called the Alamo defenders together, explained that defeat was almost certain, and read the letter of surrender; Travis then (having chosen to die instead of surrender) reportedly pulled his battle sword, drew a line in the sand of the Alamo, and asked for volunteers to cross over the line and join him, understanding their decision would be irreversible. The legend states that all but one of the defenders (including Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett) joined Travis on his side of the line; Moses Rose being the only holdout. Travis then responded to Santa Anna's letter with cannon fire, whereupon Santa Anna replied by playing El Degüello.Line in the Sand