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Embargo A government order to stop trade with another country
Republic A form of government in which the people select representatives to govern them and make laws
Nullification Refusal by a state to follow a national law
Bribe To pay someone to do something a certain way
Neutral The act of not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest
Alien A person who comes from a foreign country
Alliance A union or joining of two or more groups to support a common cause
Treaty A written agreement between two countries
Alien and Sedition Acts Is divided into 3 parts and was passed by the Federalist Congress and signed by President Adams in 1798
Convention of 1800 This ended the American French alliance that was thought would go on forever
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
French Revolution There was a revolution in France in the late 1700s. The monarchy, or government headed by kings and queens, was overthrown and a republic was established
Jay's Treaty An agreement that said Britain would pay for Americans ships that were seized in 1793. It said that Americans had to pay British merchants debts owed from before the revolution and Britain had agreed to remove their troops from the Ohio Valley
Pickney's Treaty This treaty allowed access to New Orleans and established the northern border of Florida which was a Spanish colony at the time.
Louisiana Purchase A land purchase from France that doubled the size of the United States and allowed the US to trade along the Mississippi River
Monroe Doctrine President James Monroe's statement forbidding further colonization in the Americas and declaring that any attempt by a foreign country to colonize would be considered an act of hostility
Proclamation of Neutrality An announcement issued by President George Washington declaring the United States a neutral nation in the conflict between Great Britain and France
XYZ Affair A 1797 French attempt to bribe the United States by demanding money before discussing French seizure of neutral American ships
Democratic-Republicans A member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong state government
Federalist A member of a former political party (1786) in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal governmen
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