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Regional or sectional identifications among Americans in commerce and politics in the early nineteenth century might be explained partly by defensiveness to outside criticism.
As evidence of his political guile and skills, Thomas Jefferson never vetoed an act of Congress in his two terms as president.
The French Revolution overturned more of the social order in France than the American Revolution did in the United States.
Alexander Hamilton was the single most important influence on policy during Washington's administration.
The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions were indicative of the widespread feeling that the Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional.
Thomas Jefferson wanted the United States to remain a nation of small farmers because he admired their independence.
The Whiskey Rebellion involved the problem of how to balance the interests of individual citizens with the need of the government to maintain its authority and public order.
The XYZ Affair demonstrated how sensitive most Americans were about the sovereignty and honor of the United States in the 1790s.
Thomas Jefferson was inflexible as president, refusing to veer from pure Republican philosophy.
Jefferson replaced all Federalist government workers with Republicans, demanding the complete loyalty of the federal bureaucracy.
The verdict in the trial of Samuel Chase expanded the constitutional definition of impeachable offenses.
According to congressional legislation, slaves illegally smuggled into the United States after 1808 were to be set free if apprehended by federal authorities.
The political struggle between Hamiltonian Federalists and Jeffersonian Republicans in the 1790s was commonly referred to at the time as the "Quasi War."
Alexander Hamilton proposed the funding and assumption programs to avoid the federal government's having to raise revenue by taxation.
Alexander Hamilton believed the proper role of the new federal government was to sharply curtail the government's activity in promoting economic enterprise.
President Jefferson organized the Lewis and Clark expedition to lay claim to Louisiana and force the French to sell it to the United States.
The Federalists' major contribution to the American political system was to establish strong state governments while making some concessions to centralized authority.
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