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20 terms

The Federalist Era

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precedent
a tradition
bond
a note issued by the government, which promises to pay off a loan with interest
cabinet
a group of advisors to the president
national debt
the amount of money a national government owes to other governments or people
tariff
a tax on imports or exports
uniform
identical; unchanging
accumulate
collect; gather together
neutraility
a position of not taking sides in conflect
impressment
forcing people into service, as in the navy
challenge
demanding situation
maintain
keep or uphold
partisan
favoring one side of an issue
sedition
activities aimed at weakening established government
nullify
to cancel or make ineffective
implied powers
powers not specifically mentioned in the constitution
states' rights
rights and powers independent of the federal government that are reserved for the states by the constitution; the belief that states' rights supercede federal rights and laws
caucus
a meeting held by a political party to choose their party's candidate for president or decide policy
alien
an immigrant living in the country in which he or she is not a citizen
resolve
bringing to an end
principle
basic or fundamental reason, truth or law