Option 1: In terms of political ideology and influence, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were two of the most important Founders. Compare and contrast Madison and Hamiltons views about the American republic and U.S. Constitution. Do you think their political ideas and goals were very different from or quite similar to one another? Explain.
Option 2: Discuss how the idea of republicanism evolved in America from the Revolutionary to the Constitutional period (1770s 1790s). Did conceptions of the good republic change significantly during this time? If so, in what ways? Explain.