16 terms

Washington to Jefferson Set A

Ceremony in which the President is officially sworn into office
An act or decision that sets an example to follow
Part of the executive branch; departments created to help the President carry out his/her duties
Judiciary Act of 1789
Established the Supreme Court as 5 Associate Justices and 1 Chief Justice; also created a system of district and circuit courts throughout country
Elastic Clause
A.K.A. the "Necessary and Proper Clause"; allows government to pass laws that allow it to do its job
Whiskey Rebellion
Farmers in Western PA refused to pay a tax on whiskey because they felt it was unfair
Washington's advice in farewell adress
1. Stay away from alliances/treaties with other countries
2. No political parties
Strict Construction
Interpreting the Constitution exactly as it is written
Loose Construction
Idea that the government can do anything they want, unless the Constitution forbids it
Democrat Republicans
Party that supported Thomas Jefferson; had a more anti-federalist agenda
Party that supported Alexander Hamilton
Election of 1796
Adams President (Federalist); Jefferson Vice (Democrat Republican)
XYZ Affair
3 French spies (X,Y, AND Z) meet with American diplomats to come up with a solution for French detainment of American ships; France bribes America
Alien Act
President given the power to kick out any foreign deemed "dangerous". Also, immigration process lengthened from 5 years to 14.
Sedition Act
President made it so that any action or speech perceived as stirring up rebellion could be punishable by jail time.
Election of 1800
Tie between 2 Democrat Republicans (Jefferson and Burr); tie broken in House in large part due to Alexander Hamilton. Jefferson wins Presidency. Burr then challenges Hamilton to a duel and kills him.