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Ch 7 Social Studies Notes
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Why did many Americans want George Washington to be President?
Because he was seen as an honest leader
How did the electoral collage, a body of delegates, help in the election of Washington as our first President?
By casting the deciding votes to elect Washington
What is the electoral college?
The body of electors that represent the people's votes in choosing a president
What did the new federal government in America do, and what did Washington say these actions would do?
Took actions intended to set an example for the future; these actions would "serve to establish a precedent"
What was republican motherhood?
The belief that women should teach their own children to good citizens
By whom and for what purpose was the Judiciary Act of 1789 passed?
By congress to set up a system of federal courts because they believed that stability and success of the national government depended on the interpretation and execution of its laws
In 1790, why were American's expectations high regarding the government?
Because they trusted their leaders to protect their economic and security intrests
How did New York in 1790 represent the spirit of the nation?
By recovering after being damaged during the revolution
Why did congress create departments in the executive branch?
To address national policy
What did American farmers in 1790 intend to be?
Independent people who did not want the government interfering in their daily lives
What is national debt?
The amount of money owned by the nation to foreign countries and the nation's citizens
What was part of Hamilton's economic plan?
Taxing domestic goods and adding tariffs to foreign imports
What did Hamilton and Jefferson both agree on?
Whether or nor to move the capital
What was Jefferson's vision?
Placed greater importance on farmers
What was Hamilton's vision?
A strong economy depended on contributions of manufacturers and business people
What did Hamilton do so Americans would by more US goods?
Higher taxes on foreign goods
What did Madison and Jefferson agree was wrong with Hamilton's plan for a national bank?
That is was flawed because federal government lacked the authority to create a national back because it was unconsitutional
What did Hamilton believe the national bank was needed?
To secure the nation's economy
what did Jefferson believe would make the economy better?
If it relied on farming
What does loose constriction mean?
Action can be taken by the federal government as long as it is not specifically forbidded in the consitution
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