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Precedent

guide, tradtion, model

Cabinet

a group of advisers to the president

National debt

the amount of money a national government owes to other governments or its people

Bond

paper notes issued by the government promising to repay the money in a certian length of time

speculator

people who take risks with their money in order to make a larger profit

unconstitutional

not agreeing or consistent with the constitution

tariff

tax on imported goods

neutrality

not taking sides, especially in a war or dispute

impressment

British practice of taking American sailors and forcing them into military service

partisan

favoring a particular group

implied powers

powers not specifically mentioned in the constitution

caucus

a private meeting of party leaders to choose candidates for office

alien

a person who comes from a foreign country

sedition

activities aimed at weakening established government

nullify

declare invalid make ineffective

states' rights

Powers expressly or implicitly reserved to the states.

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