|About the Book|
At the successful conclusion of the Revolutionary War, America could look back with pride on the accomplishments of the preceding three decades and look forward with excitement and trepidation to the challenges of shaping its new government. It was at this time that influential groups and people emerged and set the course for the young nation. Shaping of America, 1783-1815 chronicles and illustrates this important period when America forged its place at home and on the international stage. The Primary Sources volume uses documents, diaries, letters, speeches and other sources to explain large events as well as daily life of ordinary citizens.