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Chapter 10 Vocab

US History

TermDefinition
radical people who take extreme political positions
Judiciary Act of 1801 a law that increased the number of federal judges, allowing President John Adams to fill most of the new spots with Federalits
John Marshal an appointed new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and upheld federal authority and strengthened federal courts and also judged Marbury v. Madison
Marbury v. Madison an 1803 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that it had the power to abolish laws by declaring them unconstitutional
unconstitutional something that contradicts the law of the constitution
judicial review the Supreme Court has the final say in interpreting the Constitution
Louisiana Purchase 1803 purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France, doubled the size of the US
Meriwether Lewis led the expedition into the Louisiana country to St. Louis
William Clark a skilled mapmaker and outdoors man and proved to be a natural leader in the Lewis and Clark expedition
Lewis and Clark expedition a group led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark who explored the lands of the Louisiana Purchase beginning in 1803
Sacaqawea Shoshone women whose language skills and knowledge of geography would be of great value to Lewis and Clark
Zebulon Pike find the sources of the Arkansas and Red rivers
impressment kidnapping of American sailors to work on British ships
Embargo Act of 1807 American ships were no longer allowed to sail to foreign ports
Tecumseh a Shawnee chief, vowed to stop the loss of Native American land
War Hawk another name for westerners who called for war
Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British fleet at Lake Erie
Battle of the Thames this victory put an end to the British threat to the Northwest
Francis Scott Key a Washington lawyer who helped adopt the national anthem
Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812
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