The right of the Supreme Court to determine whether laws are constitutional or not.
The refusal to obey a government law because of one's moral belief.
Supporters of the Constitution who favored a strong national government.
People opposed to the Constitution, preferring more power to the state governments.
The idea of a state declaring a federal law illegal.
The original records of an event. Eyewitness reports, speeches, letters, photos by people involved in the event.
The later writings and interpretations of historians that summarize info. found in primary sources. Examples: textbooks and articles.
The era in which a change from household industries to factory production using powered machinery took place.
The banning (outlawing) of all trade with a country.
To refuse to buy certain goods.
The first document that limited the power of the ruler, was signed in 1215.
English Bill of Rights
It protected the rights of English citizens and became the basis for the American Bill of Rights.
Declaration of Independence
A document written by Thomas Jefferson, declaring the colonies independent from England.
Articles of Confederation
The first American constitution. It wa a very weak document that limited the power of the congress by giving states the final authority over all decisions.
Constitution of the United States
It sets out the laws and principles of the government of the United States.
George Washington's Farewell Address
It advised the United States to stay "neutral in its relations with other nations" and to avoid "entangling alliances".
A foreign policy statement by President James Monroe staing that 1.)The U.S. wouldn't interfere in European affairs, and 2.) That the western hemisphere was closed to colonization and/or interference by European nations.