policy of supporting neither side in a war or dispute between other countries; recommended by G. Washington in his farewell address
a policy of avoiding political or military agreements with other countries; first established by George Washington, a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations and other world affairs
a government order imposing a trade barrier that stops merchant ships from leaving or entering a country's ports
secretary of state
the position of the head of the State Department, who oversees matters relating to foreign countries. The secretary of state is an important member of the president's cabinet
a statement of official government policy, especially in foreign affairs
Where did most people live in the Early 1800s?
2 out of 3 lived within 50 miles of the Atlantic Coast. Less than one in ten lived west of the Appalachians
the White House and the Capitol.
two buildings that had been destroyed during a British invasion of the War of 1812 that now serve as national symbols.
roads and canals
before it, travel was difficult and slow. Many American leaders wanted to overcome geographical obstacles by building these to truly unite the country. This made transportation easier and faster
Legend says it came from Sam Wilson, NY butcher who provided army with meat during War of 1812. It became a popular nickname for the federal government. A cartoon figure for it came later