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EO 4 A Vocabulary

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inauguration
ceremony in which the President takes the oath of office
national debt
total sum of money a government owes
tariff
a tax on imported goods
presidential cabinet
group of officials who head government departments and advise the president
faction
A group with a distinct political interest
sedition
behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state
laissez faire
idea that government should play as small a role as possible in economic affairs
free market
economic system in which individuals decide for themselves what to produce and sell
continental divide
the highest point of a continent from which the direction of river flow is determined
impressment
British practice of taking American sailors and forcing them into military service
smuggling
importing or exporting goods illegally
nationalism
love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
democratic
ensuring that all people have the same rights
precedent
an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
bond
a formal contract to repay borrowed money with interest at fixed intervals
foreign policy
actions that a nation takes in relation to other nations
neutral
not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest
unconstitutional
not permitted by the Constitution
nullify
to cancel
judicial review
the power of the courts to declare laws unconstitutional
expedition
a journey organized for a particular purpose
tribute
payment by one nation for protection by another
embargo
a ban on trade
confederation
An alliance of independent states
treaty
a formal agreement between the governments of two or more countries