United States History Chapter 8 Key Terms & People

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The key terms and people from Chapter 8.

Alexander Hamilton

1st Secretary of Treasury, leader of Federalist

George Washington

1st President of United States

Thomas Jefferson

Secretary of State, leader of Republicans,John Adam's Vice-President Vice President

Henry Knox

1st Secretary of War

Edmund Randolph

1st Attorney General

John Jay

1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, negotiated with British for Washington

Whiskey Rebellion

revolt of farmers in Pennsylvania against tax on Whiskey

John Adams

2nd President of United States

Anthony Wayne

General who defeated Native American at Battle of Fallen Timbers

Alien Act

increased the number of years from 5 to 14 before eligible for citizenship, President given power to deport or imprison aliens considered dangerous

Sedition Act

law making it a crime to criticize or say anything false about the government, especially the President and Congress

States Rights

belief that because the states created the United States, individual states have the power to nullify federal laws

Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions

resolutions passed by the legislature in two states declaring the Alien and Sedition Act unconstitutional

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