In the current political climate, there are a lot of discussions about the identity of America. Newer urgency and threats of war continue to loom. The people seem to have different perspectives as to what constitutes the identity of America. This is similar to the events that were discussed by Ellis. The identity and the formation of the ideology in America were a debated topic right from the founding of America. The inclusivity, importance of freedom and liberties were detailed in the founding principles of America. On retrospection of what the book says, it has deep meaning in the current times. There are strong ideological differences in the nation and the events from history can address the issues. It is evident from analysis of Historical events that the people had used empathy and humanity to succeed and define their identity as a nation.
Mandatory Need for Collaboration
Ellis states that collaboration is central to success of the early Union. He examines the ways in which it works and fails. Many of the notes collaborations appear to occur in ways where it works and fails. These themes are espoused when Washington depends on Hamilton on the first days of republic, Jefferson and Madison lead to the formation of the Republican party. The author spends a considerable amount of time that is needed for collaboration. This is also seen in places where Adams and his wife Abigail Adams connect and collaborate for their work. Owing to this, the historical importance of working as a team and the need for collaborative work is detailed in the narrative theme.
As Ellis states, the most important aspect is to look into the reasons for particular historical events. This is an arduous task. There are the themes of anxiety, urgency and meeting of particular events to address a particular event. The only theme that aided was the use of empathy and humanity in the past. It is assumed that it would continue in the future as well.