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8th SS - Chapter 8

Chapter 8: Launching a New Nation

inauguration a ceremony in which the president takes the oath of office
precedent an example to be followed by others in the future
bond a certificate issued by a government for an amount of money that the government promises to pay back with interest
speculators people who invest in a risky venture in the hope of making a large profit
unconsitutional contrary to what is permitted by the Constitution
tariff a tax on imported goods
faction an organized political group
neutral not favoring either side in a dispute
impressement the seizing of the sailors and forcing them to serve in the British navy
alien an outsider or someone from another country
sedition activity designed to overthrow a government
nullify deprive of legal force
states' rights the idea that the union binding "these United States" is an agreement between the states and that they therefore can overrule federal law
strict interpretation the Constitution permits only what it specifically says
loose interpretation things not directly permitted by the Constitution that Congress can and should do
Created by: MissMisiak