Conflict: Establishing the colonies as independent. Time: 1760s and 70s Issues: Tories’ beliefs vs. Patriots’ beliefs Impact: Patriots soon outnumbered the Tories, prompting for the colonials to begin the American Revolutionary War.
Conflict: The revision of the Articles of Confederation / the creation of the Constitution Time: 1787 Issues: Federalism vs. Anti-federalism Impact: The Articles of Confederation were eventually scrapped and replaced by the Constitution
Conflict: Economic priorities among the peoples, the election Time: 1800 Issues: Capitalism vs. Agrarianism, strictness of following Constitution Impact: “Revolution of 1800,” Jefferson abolishes internal taxes
Conflict: Whether or not to re-charter the Second National Bank Time: 1830s Issues: Nicholas Biddle, the leader of the Bank, argued for the permanent establishment of it, while Jackson aimed to destroy it Impact: The Bank of the United States removed, and money placed in state banks.
Conflict: Popular Sovereignty in new states being admitted into the Union. Time: 1858 Issues: Douglass favored popular sovereignty, whereas Lincoln did not believe in the power of a nation that was divided by free people and slaves Impact: The weak arguments of Douglass in the election forced the Southern Democrats to split and appoint their own candidate in the 1860 election;
Conflict: The election of 1876 Time: Issues: The corrupt bargain Impact: Compromise of 1877 establishes the disputed electoral vote as Hayes’
Conflict: The Gold Standard, Presidency Time: 1890s Issues: Gold Standard vs. Bimetallism Impact: McKinley wins the election and passed the Gold Standard Act of 1900, which established the value of money as fixed with gold.
Conflict: The issue of achieving civil rights for African Americans Time: 1905 Issues: Washington’s method of achieving black integration in society vs. Du Bois’ activism Impact: Both men attracted a large following, but no method dominated the other.
Conflict: To ratify the Treaty of Versaille and whether or not the US should join the League of Nations Time: 1919 Issues: Wilson did not prefer any compromise, Fourteen Points not accepted Impact: The US did not join the League of Nations, and the Treaty of Versaille was ratified.
Conflict: The amount of government involvement in the economy Time: 1933-35 Issues: Hoover favored laissez-faire, while FDR favored maximum amount of economic regulation Impact: FDR’s election in 1932 and his enactment of the New Deal dominated over Hoover’s laissez-faire tactics.
Conflict: New Deal Court Packing Time: 1930s Issues: The constitutionality of the New Deal reforms The constitutionality of court packing Liberal vs. conservative mentalities Impact: Court packing eventually led to the subtle success of New Deal policies.
Conflict: MacArthur’s views on the methods of defeating North Korea and China in the Korean War Time: 1951 Issues: Truman openly favored a blockade of the Chinese coast; was completely open about his resentment toward communist forces Impact: MacArthur relieved of duty due to his opposition toward Truman’s less demeaning methods
Conflict: The degree of disobedience in protest during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s Time: Issues: MLK, Jr. favored civil disobedience, while Malcolm X did not have opposition toward violence Impact: Civil Rights Act of 1964
Conflict: Women’s rights and the ideology and perspective of women, the ERA Time: 1970 Issues: Equality of the sexes, rewriting the modern image of women Impact: ERA not passed due to Schlafly’s campaign
Conflict: Watergate!!! Time: 1972 Issues: Nixon charged for illicit surveillance of the Democratic convention Impact: Nixon resigns before impeachment, is replaced by Gerald Ford