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french revolution the revolution that began in 1789, overthrew the absolute monarchy of the Bourbons and the system of aristocratic privileges, and ended with Napoleon's overthrow of the Directory and seizure of power in 1799.
Neutrality Proclamation The Proclamation of Neutrality was a formal announcement issued by President George Washington in May 1793, declaring the nation neutral in the conflict between France and Great Britain. It threatened legal proceedings against any American providing assis
Whiskey Rebellion An insurrection that broke out in the early 1790s in western Pennsylvania.Hundreds of residents took arms against federal officials charged with collecting a tax on liquor distilled at home. Federal troops then put the rebellion down. Occurring only a few
XYZ Affair The XYZ Affair was a political and diplomatic episode in 1797 and 1798, early in the administration of John Adams, involving a confrontation between the United States and Republican France that led to an undeclared war called the Quasi-War.
resolution a firm decision to do or not to do something.
dignity the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect.
neutral not helping or supporting either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartial
tribute an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration
Alien Sedition Act Alien and Sedition Acts definition. A series of laws, passed during the presidency of John Adams at the end of the eighteenth century, that sought to restrict the public activities of political radicals who sympathized with the French Revolution and criti
George washington 1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it (1743-1826)
John adams John Adams was the second president of the United States, having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States.
Marbury vs. Madison Marbury versus Madison definition. A case decided by the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803. The Court declared unanimously that a certain law passed by Congress
Louisiana Purchase Louisiana Purchase definition. The purchase by the United States from France of the huge Louisiana Territory in 1803. President Thomas Jefferson ordered the purchase negotiations, fearing that the French, then led by Napoleon, wanted to establish an empir
John Marshall United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
Sacagawea ("Bird Woman") 1787?–1812? Shoshone guide and interpreter:accompanied Lewis and Clark expedition 1804–05.
Lewis and clark Lewis and Clark expedition definition. A journey made by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, to explore the American Northwest, newly purchased from France, and some territories beyond.
Impressment n the early 19th century, Royal Navy ships halting U.S. vessels to search for British deserters frequently impressed naturalized U.S. citizens, one cause of the War of 1812. Impressment declined in the 19th century as states adopted more systematic recrui
Embargo Act The Embargo Act of 1807 was a law passed by the United State Congress and signed by President Thomas Jefferson on December 22, 1807, that prohibited American ships from trading in all foreign ports.
War hawks The War Hawks were a coterie of about twenty Democratic Republicans who persuaded Congress into supporting a declaration of war against Britain. These young, vocal members from the South and the western U.S. were voted into the House during mid-term congr
James madision 4th President of the United States; member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836)
northwest territory the region north of the Ohio River, organized by Congress in 1787,comprising present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin,and the eastern part of Minnesota.
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