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Delegates Electors from each state that select the president
Precedent A decision or an action that becomes an example for later generations
Judiciary Act of 1789 Congress created a federal court system
Alexander Hamilton He became the United States' first secretary of the Treasury
Bonds Certificate that promises to repay money owed
Thomas Jefferson He became the first secretary of the State
Protective Tariff Tax placed on foreign goods
Bank of the United States It opened in 1791 to provide some stability to the U.S. economy
France Inspired by our revolution, this country had one of their own in 1789
Neutrality Proclomation With France and England at war, the U.S. makes this proclamation so we won't have to choose sides
Jay's Treaty Unpopular agreement reached with England in 1794 due to the issue of impressent
Spain This European country agrees to change the border of Florida in Pinckney's Treaty
Little Turtle Indian leader who was fighting Americans in the Northwest Territory
Whiskey Rebellion This rebellion of farmers was quickly put down by President Washington
Farewell Address Washington officially says "goodbye" to public service with this speech
Political Parties Groups that helps government officials and shape government policies
Judicial Review This power allows the Supreme Court to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional
Marbury vs. Madison This court case established judicial review
Louisiana Purchase This purchase of American land from France doubled the size of the United States in 1803
Lewis and Clark These men are selected by Jefferson to explore the Louisiana Purchase
Sacajewea This young Native American woman guided Lewis and Clark
Zebulon Pike He set out to find the starting point of the Red River in the Rockies
Impressment The practice of capturing American ships and sailors and forcing them into service
Embargo Refusing to trade with another country
Non-Intercourse Act Act that banned trade with Britain and France
Tecumseh Native American who tried to unite the Indians of the Northwest Territory
William Henry Harrison Governor of the Indiana Territory who defeated the Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe
War Hawks Members of Congress who want to go the war with Britain
James Madison This "Father of our Constitution" was elected our 4th president
Old Ironsides Nickname given to the USS Constitution when a cannonball bounced off her side
Andrew Jackson American hero at the battle of New Orleans
Treaty of Ghent Treaty which ends the war of 1812
Era of Good Feeling Name given to the time period after the war of 1812
James Monroe Republican who won the election in 1816 and 1820 becoming our 5th president
Adam-Onis Treaty The boundaries of Florida are settled in this treaty in 1819
Monroe Doctrine Warning to European powers to make no more attempts to colonize in the Americas
Missouri Compromise Compromise that brings Missouri into the Union as a slave state and Maine as a free state
Henry Clay Kentucky congressman responsible for the passage of the Missouri Compromise
American System Henry Clay's plan to improve roads and build canals
The Corrupt Bargin Nickname given to the disputed Election of 1824
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