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Chapter10 Vocabulary

Social Studies Test

Impressment the act of seizing by force
Embargo Act of 1807 an act that stated that American ships were no longer allowed to sail to foreign ports, and it also closed American ports to British ships
Tecumseh a Shawnee chief, that vowed to stop the loss of Native American land
War Hawk a westerner who supported the War of 1812
Oliver Hazard Perry an experience officer, that took charge of the infant fleet
Battle of the Thames an American victory over the British in the War of 1812, which ended the British threat to the Northwest Territory
Francis Scott Key a Washington lawyer, that watched the all-night battle of the war between the United States and France
Treaty of Ghent treaty, signed in 1814, which ended the War of 1812; no territory exchanged hands and trade disputes were not resolved
radical a person who takes 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 Federalists
John Marshall federalist who served as Chief Justice for over three decades. Under Marshall, the Supreme Court upheld federal authority and strengthened federal courts.
unconstitutional something that contradicts the law of the Constitution
Marbury vs. Madison an 1803 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that it had the power to abolish laws by declaring them unconstitutional
Judicial review the principle that the Supreme Court has the final say in interpreting the Constitution
Louisiana Purchase the 1803 purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France
Meriwether Lewis a young officer that was chosen to lead an expedition to the Louisiana territory
William Clark oversaw a volunteer force, which they called the Corps of Discovery
Lewis and Clark Expedition a group led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark who explored the lands of the Louisiana Purchase beginning in 1803
Sacagawea a Shoshone woman whose language skills and knowledge of geography would be helpful to Lewis and Clark
Zebulon Pike a man whose mission was to find the sources of the Arkansas and Red rivers
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