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Federalism II

U.S. History

TermDefinition
France tried to bribe U.S. officials in order to see their chief diplomat XYZ Affair
Nullification The belief that a state does not need to obey an unfair federal law
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions These states nullified the Sedition Act
Alien Act Threatened to DEPORT people who were not yet citizens
Naturalization Act Increased the amount of time it took for an alien to become a citizen from 5 to 14 years
Judiciary Act of 1789 Set up the federal court system but was declared unconstitutional by the Marbury v Madison case
Judicial Review Ability of the Supreme Court to declare a law unconstitutional
Impressment Kidnapping of U.S. soldiers by the British
HMS Leopard This ship attacked the USS Chesapeake, killed some sailors and kidnapped others
Treaty of Ghent This ended the War of 1812
Battle of New Orleans Took place after War of 1812 was over but was a big U.S. victory
Louisiana Purchase Bought from France and doubled the size of the nation
Lewis and Clark Explored the Louisiana Territory (with help from Sacajawea) and laid claim to the Oregon Territory
Embargo Act Suspended trade with Britain and France but really only hurt the U.S.
Marbury v Madison Supreme Court case that stated that the Supreme Court could declare a law unconstitutional
War of 1812 U.S. fought this with Britain; neither side gained much as a result of it
Created by: ltrudeau