SS Final (Vocabulary)
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Judiciary Act of 1789
An act passed by Congress to set up a federal court system with different levels of power.
Marbury v. Madison
A landmark case which increased the power of the judicial branch of government.
A treaty signed in 1784 to settle the dispute with Britain regarding the seizure of American ships in the French West Indies.
An act approved by the Senate on October 20, 1803 which doubled the size of America and led to westward expansion.
An event that occurred because farmers in rural areas were angry that Congress passed a tax on American-made whiskey.
Lewis and Clark Expedition
An expedition which began in 1804 to explore the Louisiana Purchase.
Bank of the United States
a national bank chartered by congress in 1791 to provide security for the U.S.
An event that occurred during peace negotiations with France where France wanted money in exchange for meeting with their diplomats.
An act that banned trade with all foreign countries causing American merchants to lose money.
a statement mad by George Washington that the United States would not side with any of the nations at war in Europe following the French Revolution
a law that replaced the embargo Act and restored trade with all nations except Britian, France, and their colonies
The process by which politicians become divided over the interests of the regions they represent.
A Shoshone Indian from the Rocky Mountains
An agreement proposed by Henry Clay in 1820 to keep balance between free and slave states by prohibiting slavery in any new states North of 36 degrees, 30'.
A feeling of pride and loyalty to a nation.
A series of measures to make America economically self-sufficient or independent.
It was issued by the US to strengthen its relationship with Latin America.
A treaty that resulted in the US receiving control of East Florida from Spain.
He ran against the Democratic Republicans (3rd president)
Era of Good Feelings
A period of peace, pride, and progress for the U.S. from 1815 to 1882
A term used to describe the expansion of voting rights in the 1820's and the effort to ensure the majority rule.
Panic of 1837
A period of time when the national economy was in trouble due to Jackson's banking and inflation policies.
Politicians practice of giving government jobs to his or her supporters
Tariff of Abominations
Nickname given to a tariff by southerners who opposed it
States' Rights Doctrine
Belief that the power of states should be greater than the power of the federal government
Dispute led by John C. Calhoun that states could ignore federal laws if they believed those laws violated the constitution
A 2000 mile long trail stretching through the Great Plains from western Missouri to the Orgeon Territory
Machine invented by El Whitney in 1793 to remove seeds from short-stale cotton; revolutionized the cotton industry
Santa Fe Trail
An important trade west from Independence, Missouri, to Santa Fe, New Mexico
Region that stretched from South Carolina to east Texas where most U.S. cotton was produce during the mid 1800s
Father Miguel Hildalgo y Castilla
A Mexican priest who led an unsuccessful revolt against Spain in 1810
A major battle near San Antonio where Texas troops occupied a mission and tried to hold off the Mexican army
Tredegar Iron Works
A large iron factory that opened in Richmond, Virginia in the early to mid 1800s
The belief that many Americans had that it was their fate to settle all lands west to the Pacific Ocean
Nat Turner's Rebellion
A rebellion in which Nat Turner led a group of slaves in Virginia in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow and kill planter families
A transaction used to secure a southern route for a transcontinental railroad on American soil
Songs based on text from the Bible