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Foy Ch. 8 Vocab

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Marbury v. Madison An 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case that established the principle of judicial review.
judicial review The Supreme Court's power to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional.
Louisiana Purchase The 1803 purchase of French land between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains that doubled the size of the United States.
Lewis and Clark Expedition An expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark that began in 1804 to explore the Louisiana Purchase.
impressment The practice of forcing people to serve in the army or navy; led to increased tensions between Great Britain and the United States in the early 1800's.
embargo The banning of trade with a country.
Embargo Act An 1807 law that prohibited American merchants from trading with other countries.
Non-Intercourse Act An 1809 law that replaced the Embargo Act and restored trade with all nations except Britain, France, and their colonies.
Battle of Tippecanoe An 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.
War Hawks Members of Congress who wanted to declare war against Britain after the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Battle of Lake Erie An 1813 U.S. victory in the War of 1812, led by Oliver Hazard Perry; broke Britain's control of Lake Erie.
Treaty of Fort Jackson A treaty signed after the U.S. victory at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend; the Creek were forced to give up 23 million acres of their land.
Battle of New Orleans The greatest U.S. victory in 1813 in the war of 1812; actually took place two weeks after a peace treaty had been signed ending the war.
Hartford Convention An 1815 meeting of Federalists at Hartford, Connecticut, to protest the War of 1812.
Treaty of Ghent An 1814 treaty signed by the United States and Britain ending the War of 1812.
USS Constitution A large warship that was a key part of the new U.S. Navy and was undefeated in battle. It is the oldest commissioned warship in the world.
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