This colorful PowerPoint presentation is about the struggle to establish the American nation after the Revolutionary War. It was created to go with the textbook "The Americans:Reconstruction to the 21st Century by publisher McDougal Littell. However, it can be used as a stand-alone presentation on the early American republic. It is simply written and nicely illustrated. It is very effective for Special Education students, English Language Learners, and students who struggle with grade level materials.