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  1. Privateers
  2. Meriwether Lewis
  3. Democratic-Republican Party
  4. Daniel Webster
  5. Washington Irving
  1. a (1783-1859) Early American satirical writer, he was the first American writer to gain international acclaim. His works include Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He often used American history and authentic American settings and characters.
  2. b a private ship authorized by a nation to attack its enemies
  3. c (1774-1809) Former army captain selected by President Jefferson to explore the Louisiana Purchase, he lead the expedition that became known as the Lewis and Clark expedition.
  4. d a political party founded in the 1790s by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other leaders who wanted to preserve the power of the state governments and promote agriculture
  5. e (1782-1852) American lawyer and statesman, he spoke out against nullification and states' rights, believing that the country should stay unified.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (1785-1819) American naval captain who put together the fleet that defeated the British at the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
  2. (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
  3. the location where General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender, thus ending the Civil War
  4. a policy governing international relations
  5. a political party created in the 1790s and influenced by Alexander Hamilton that wanted to strengthen the federal government and promote industry and trade

5 True/False questions

  1. Executive Branchthe branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws


  2. Contrabandsa certificate that represents money the government has borrowed from private citizens


  3. Protective Tariffa group of people who organize to help elect government officials and influence government policies


  4. Battle of New Orleans(1815) the greatest U.S. victory in the War of 1812; actually took place two weeks after a peace treaty had been signed ending the war


  5. Simon Bolivarc.1804-1838) Florida Seminole leader, he resisted removal by the U.S. government despite an earlier treaty that Seminole leaders had been forced to sign. He was eventually captured and died in prison.