← A New Nation and Westward Expansion Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All alien a person who comes from a foreign country blockade the shutting of a port to keep people or supplies from moving in or out capitalism economic system in which the means of production are privately owned and operated for profit continental divide the top of the Rocky Mountains that divides North America's rivers into the ones that flow eastward and the ones that flow westward doctrine a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school embargo a government order preventing trade with another country impressments A British policy that stopped American trading ships and forced sailors to work in the British Navy which helped to start the War of 1812. isolationism a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations Manifest Destiny This expression was popular in the 1840s. Many people believed that the U.S. was destined to secure territory from "sea to sea," from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. This rationale drove the acquisition of territory. maritime pertaining to the sea Monroe Doctrine President James Monroe's statement forbidding further colonization in the Americas and declaring that any attempt by a foreign country to colonize would be considered an act of hostility neutrality the state of not taking sides, especially in a war or dispute nullify declare invalid popular vote votes cast directly by the people sedition behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state spoils system The practice of rewarding supporters with government jobs. Jackson made this practice famous for the way he did it on a wide scale.