15 terms

US History Vocabulary #7

US History, NYS Regents, Constitution, Federal Era
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Unwritten Constitution
Precedents, judicial decisions, expansion of legal power and procedures not officially in the Constitution.
Lobbying
Conducting a campaign to influence members of a legislature to vote according to a group's special interest.
Census
An official counting of the population.
Delegate
A representative; a person sent in the place of another, with the authority to act on their behalf.
Popular Election
Voting for representation by the general population
Reapportion/apportion
To allocate (seats in a house of representatives) in accordance with new population distribution
Levy
To impose or collect (a tax, for example).
Allot
To give (something) to someone as a share or task.
Provision(s)
A stipulation or qualification, especially a clause in a document or agreement
Ideology
A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.
George Washington
Commanded the Continental army during the American Revolution, Set precedents that were followed by other presidents such as forming a cabinet
John Adams
2nd President who had previously opposed the Stamp Act and who helped in the American independence movement, Controversial due to the Alien and Sedition Acts
Thomas Jefferson
Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the US, instrumental in the purchase of the Louisiana Territory
Alexander Hamilton
Co-writer of The Federalist Papers, first secretary of the treasury, promoted US economic development
Jay's Treaty
This was supposed to stop Britain from impressing United States sailors and selling guns to the Native Americans. However, neither problem was solved with the resulting agreement.
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