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Welcome to the Federalist Study Guide

elastic clause

the part of the Constitution that permits Congress to make any laws "necessary and proper" to carrying out its powers


the office of the United States head of state

George Washington's Cabinet

Jefferson, Hamilton, Knox, Randolf

First Supreme Court Justice

John Jay

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are called

Bill of Rights

national debt

the amount the nation's government owed


paper notes promising to repay money in a certain amount of time


people who take risk with their money


not consistent with the Constitution


tax on imports

Madison and Jefferson

Thought the National Bank would make the wealthy more powerful

1st President of the United States

George Washington

Did not like a two party system

Washington's Farewell letter


the British forced crews into the navy


do not take sides in a conflict


favoring one side of an issue

implied powers

powers that are suggested but not stated in the Constitution




immigrants who not citizens


activities aimed at weakening government


legally overturn

state's rights

the right of states to limit the power of the federal government

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