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30 vocab for S.S


George Washington A general, leader, and hero of the revolution. Also became the first president.
Electoral College A body of electors who represent the people's vote in choosing the president.
Martha Washington George Washington's wife, and the first lady.
Precedent An action or decision that later serves as an example.
Judiciary act of 1789 An act that created three levels of federal courts and defined their powers and relationship to state courts.
Alexander Hamilton One of the members of the first cabinet. He was the secretary of treasury.
National Debt Money owed by the United States.
Bond Certificates of debt that carry a promise to buy back the bonds at a higher price.
Speculators People who buy items at low prices in the hope that the value will rise and they can sell the items for a profit.
Thomas Jefferson The secretary of state who favored power to the states.
Loose construction The federal government can take reasonable actions that the Constitution does not specifically forbid.
Strict construction The federal government should do only what the Constitution specifically says it can do.
Bank of the United States The country's first national bank
French Revolution A rebellion of French people against their king in 1789
Neutrality Proclamation United states would not take sides with any European countries that were at war.
Privateers Private ships hired by a country to attack its enemies.
Jay's Treaty Settled the disputes that had arisen between the United States and Great Britain in the early 1790's
Pinckey's Treaty Settled the border and trade disputes with Spain.
Little Turtle A Miami chief who commanded the Native American Alliance.
Battle of the Fallen Timbers A battle where the Native Americans lost on August 20, 1974.
Treaty of Greenville A treaty which gave the United States claim to most Indian lands in the Northwest Territory
Whiskey Rebellion Farmers lashed out against the tax on whiskey.
Political Parties Groups that help people elect and shape policies.
Federalist Party Wanted a strong federal government, and supported industry and trade.
Democratic-Republican Party Members called Republicans, wanted to limit the federal governments powers.
XYZ Affair French demand for a bribe to be called. Started a naval war that wasn't official
Alien and Sedition Acts Federalist-controlled congress passed four laws known together as the Alien and Sedition acts. These laws were said to protect the United States, but the Federalists intended them to crush opposition to war
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions Documents that argued the Alien and Sedition acts unconstitutional
Agreement When two sides in an argument or something compromise, they come to an agreement.
Neutral When you take no side in some conflict or problem, you remain neutral.
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