The young republic was an experiment that nearly failed in its infancy.  What forces (or obstacles) nearly ruined it and what saved it from ruin?  This is a two-part question that should be answered in two paragraphs.  Support your answer with details/examples from the video for both parts.  Be thorough by discussing all relevant aspects. (DO NOT USE OUTSIDE SOURCE).

https://youtu.be/RlFuGdWT17c

American studies