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Chapter 18, Lesson 4: After the American Revolution (pp. 497-500)

I. A New Constitution

II. Around the World in 1790

    A. While Americans were forming their own government, Britain was expanding its empire, China and Japan were virtually closed to outsiders, and Spanish-America and Africa supplied gold and silver to Europe.

    B. Only in the United States and France did the common people begin to believe in democratic republicanism.

    C. The Constitution gives us the opportunity to reform and change our government so that it remains "of the people, by the people, and for the people."

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