James Madison (AP US History review by president)

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Key terms (events, legislation, etc.) from United States History, organized by President.

Nonintercourse Act of 1809

Provided that Americans could trade with all nations except Britain and France (1809)

Macon's Bill No. 2

Restored US trade with Britain and France and provided that the US would prohibit trade with either Britain or France if the other country formally agreed to respect US neutral rights at sea (1810)

War of 1812

Resulted from Britain's support of Indian hostilities along the frontier, interference with American trade, and impressments of American sailors into the British army (1812 - 1815)

War hawks

members of Congress who wanted to fight Great Britain

Treaty of Ghent

Treaty that ended the War of 1812 and maintained prewar conditions

Hartford Convention

Meeting by Federalists dissatisfied with the war to draft a new Constitution; resulted in seemingly traitorous Federalist party's collapse

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