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  1. Judicial Branch
  2. Dred Scott Decision
  3. Fifteenth Amendment
  4. Nullification Crisis
  5. Treaty of Greenville
  1. a a dispute led by John C. Calhoun that said that states could ignore federal laws if they believed those laws violated the Constitution
  2. b U.S. Supreme Court ruled against him in 1857 in a case that became the focus of much heated political controversy. Scott was emancipated later that year and worked as a hotel porter in St. Louis.
  3. c the branch of the United States government responsible for the administration of justice
  4. d (1870) a constitutional amendment that gave African American men the right to vote
  5. e (1795) an agreement between Native American confederation leaders and the U.S. government that gave the United States Indian lands in the Northwest Territory and guaranteed that U.S. citizens could safely travel through the region

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (1803) the purchase of French land between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains that doubled the size of the United States
  2. composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States, which are generally the heads of the federal executive departments. The existence of the Cabinet dates back to the first American President, George Washington
  3. a group of people who organize to help elect government officials and influence government policies
  4. (1862) a Civil War battle in Tennessee in which the Union army gained greater control over the Mississippi
  5. (1789-1851) Well-known Early American novelist, he wrote the Last of the Mohicans and many stories about the West.

5 True/False questions

  1. Black Codes(1786?-1812) Shoshone woman who, along with French fur trapper husband, accompanied and aided Lewis and Clark on their expedition.


  2. Whiskey's Rebellion(1794) a protest of small farmers in Pennsylvania against new taxes on whiskey


  3. Simon Bolivar(1783-1830) South American revolutionary leader who was nicknamed the Liberator, he fought many battles for independence, winning the support of many U.S. leaders.


  4. John C. Calhoun(1800-1859) American abolitionist who helped fuel the violence in Bleeding Kansas and was executed for his role in organizing à slave revolt at Harpers Ferry, Virginia


  5. Battle of Tippecanoe(1811) U.S. victory over an Indian confederation that wanted to stop white settlement in the Northwest Territory; increased tensions between Great Britain and the United States