ensuring that all people have the same rights.
idea that government should play as small role as a possible in economic affairs.
power of the Supreme Court to decide if laws are passed by Congress are constitutional.
Marbury vs. Madison
a case that was tried before the Supreme Court
long journey or voyage of exploration.
mountain ridge that separates river systems flowing toward opposite sides of a continent.
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
act of forcing someone to serve in the navy.
ban on trade with any other country.
person who violates trade laws by illegally taking goods into or out of a country.
The seventh President of the United States (1829-1837), who as a general in the War of 1812 defeated the British at New Orleans (1815). As president he opposed the Bank of America, objected to the right of individual states to nullify disagreeable federal laws, and increased the presidential powers.