Articles of Confederation
was an agreement among the 13 founding states that legally established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.
an armed uprising that took place in central and western Massachusetts from 1786 to 1787. The rebellion was named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War and one of the rebel leaders.
was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791, during the presidency of George Washington. Farmers who sold their grain in the form of whiskey had to pay a new tax which they strongly resented. The tax was a part of treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton's program to pay off the national debt.
Peace of Paris of 1783
France and Britain signed this treaty where Great Britain granted America their independence. British wouldn't seek to collect war debts either.
"right of deposit
right to transfer goods at a destination without having to pay fees for the cargo
Plundering pirates off the Mediterranean coast of Africa; President Thomas Jefferson's refusal to pay them tribute to protect American ships sparked an undeclared naval war with North African nations
right of conquest
A phrase given for when explorers discovered a new land or conquered native people to claim land as their own
Supporters of the Constitution that were led by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. They firmly believed the national government should be strong. They didn't want the Bill of Rights because they felt citizens' rights were already well protected by the Constitution.
They opposed the ratification of the Constitution because it gave more power to the federal government and less to the states, and because it did not ensure individual rights. Many wanted to keep the Articles of Confederation. The Antifederalists were instrumental in obtaining passage of the Bill of Rights as a prerequisite to ratification of the Constitution in several states. After the ratification of the Constitution, the Antifederalists regrouped as the Democratic-Republican (or simply Republican) party.
the clause that stated that slaves counted as 3/5 of a person when speaking of state population for representation
a 1793 statement by President Washington that the United States would not support or aid either France or Britain in their European conflict
agreement between the united states and spain that changed floridas border and made it easier for american ships to use the port of new orleans
Washington's Farewell Address
is a letter written by the first American President, George Washington, to "The People of the United States". Washington wrote the letter near the end of his second term as President, before his retirement to his home Mount Vernon
War of 1812
was a military conflict fought between the forces of the United States of America and those of the British Empire.
was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,000 square miles (2,140,000 km2) of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana in 1803
Hamilton's Report on Manufactures
is the third report, and magnum opus, of American Founding Father and 1st U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. It was presented to Congress on December 5, 1791 and recommended economic policies to stimulate the new republic's economy and ensure the independence won with the conclusion of the Revolutionary War in 1783.