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Chapter 8 History Of Our Nation
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A ceremony in which the president takes oath of office.
An example to be followed by others in the future.
Is a certificate issued by a government for an amount of money that the government promises to pay back with interest.
People who invest in a risky venture in the hope of making a large profit.
Contrary to what is permitted by the Constitution.
A tax on imported goods
An organized political group.
A republican candidate for president in 1796
New Englander, Vice President of George Washington. Became president when he won the election of 1796 between him and Thomas Jefferson. 2nd president of the United States.
Not favoring either side in a dispute.
Sailors on American ships which meant seizing the sailors and forcing them to serve in the British Navy.
A man who was sent out to London to try to solve the most serious problems with Britain. George Washington appoint as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Outsider or someone from another country.
Activity designed to overthrow a government.
Deprive of legal force.
The idea that the union binding "these United States" is an agreement between the states and that they therefore can overrule federal law.
In 1789, the Louisiana purchase nearly _____________ the size of our nation
The actions of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other leaders of the United States were important because they helped determine how the _________________ would work.
After much discussion about whether the Constitution allowed it, the ___________ was set up in 1791 to issue paper money and make loans to farmers and businesses
A tax on liquor led to the _________ which marked the first time the government sent troops to fight American citizens.
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson also disagreed about the power of the federal government. _____________ wanted the federal government to have more power than the state governments.
Republicans supported __________ the nation that supported the United States during the American Revolution.
In the election of 1796, John Adams became the second President; he was a ________________.
Vice President Thomas Jefferson was a ___________.
the Federalist supported _________.(country)
Meriwether lewis and william clark .15 million, about 4 cents an acre. This included an enormous area stretches from the gulf of mexico to canada and from the mississippi river
How much was paid for the entirety of the Louisiana Purchase? What were the full names of the two explorers?
Treaty of Ghent
the treaty that ended the war
Battle of New Orleans
the battle that occurred after the treaty was signed
federalist supported (person)
Henry Clay of Kentucky and John C. Calhoun of South Carolina
1. The U.S. government would fully assume or agree to pay all federal and state debts. 2. The government would charter a national bank for depositing government funds. 3. The government would impose a high tax on goods imported into the country. The southern states would agree to his plan. In return, the government would agree to build its new capital in the south.
What three key points did Alexander Hamilton devise to help the United States solve its early financial crisis? What had to be agreed to before the southern states would approve this plan?
He decided to stay neutral. This way the u.s. Would still get trade with both sides. But soon, both sides stopped sending ships.
How did George Washington respond to the near constant warfare between Britain and France? Why did he act this way?
1. The us now had a functioning federal government. 2. The economy was improving.3. Washington had avoided war. 4. The British had been forced to leave their forts in the northwest territory, and was then ready for settlement.
What four major successes did George Washington achieve as he left office?
The Louisiana Purchase nearly doubled the size of the country. Although happy with the deal, Jefferson had an issue as the Constitution did not state that the President had the power to buy land from a foreign country. Ultimately, he decided that he had the authority because the Constitution stated that the President could make Treaties
What major issue did Thomas Jefferson face as president after the purchase of the Louisiana Territory?
He explored the southern part of the Louisiana territory. He led an expedition due west to the Rocky Mountains. There, he tried to climb a mountain that rose out of the Colorado plains. He made it about two thirds of the way to the top. Standing in snow up to his waist, he was forced to turn back. Today, this mountain is known as Pikes Peak. He had been arrested by the Spanish because they feared he was a spy. They released him and upon his return he told them about the land and the Americans became interested
Americans had been confident that they will win in the war but the cuts made by jefferson weeknd the U.S. military. The army had fewer than 7,00 men and the navy only had 16 warships
Why were Americans not as prepared as they had thought as the War of 1812 began?