This PointPoint presentation has definitions, pictures, animations, sound bytes and multimedia aspects on the early republic era. Subjects included: the Articles of Confederation, Northwest Ordinance, Shays' Rebellion, the Constitutional Convention, an indepth analysis of the Constitution (supremecy clause, separation of powers etc.), the Bill of Rights, The Washington presidency, the Whiskey Rebellion, Adams' presidency, the XYZ Affair & the Alien and Sedition Acts (1783-1802). This unit features primary source documents and activities for students to exercise their critical thinking skills and recall the information. In addition, it is common core compatible with built in questioning and reasoning. This is a must have for a serious educator.