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American History

TermDefinition
Twelfth Amendment ratified in 1804, providing for election of the president and vice president by the electoral college: should there be no majority vote for one person,
Louisiana Purchase
Lewis & Clark Expedition The Lewis and Clark Expedition from May 1804 to September 1806, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United State
Manifest Destiny the 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable.
Sacagawea Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who is known for her help to the Lewis and Clark Expedition in achieving their chartered mission objectives by exploring the Louisiana Territory.
Barbary States
Judiciary Acts of 1801 reduced the size of the Supreme Court from six justices to five and eliminated the justices' circuit duties. To replace the justices on circuit, the act created sixteen judgeships for six judicial circuits.
Judicial Review Judicial review is a process under which executive and legislative actions are subject to review by the judiciary. The power of courts to assess whether a law is in compliance with the constitution.
Marbury v Madison Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803), is a landmark case by the United States Supreme Court which forms the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under Article III of the Constitution.
Impressment Impressment, or “press gang” as it was more commonly known, was recruitment by force. It was a practice that directly affected the U.S. and was even one of the causes of the War of 1812.
Implied Powers This "Necessary and Proper Clause" (sometimes also called the "Elastic Clause") grants Congress a set of so-called implied powers—that is, powers not explicitly named in the Constitution
Embargo Act 1807 was a law passed by the United State Congress and signed by President Thomas Jefferson on December 22, 1807
War Hawks The Twelfth Congress that met from 1811 to 1813 included a number of young and outspoken members who were foes of Great Britain and supporters of expansion by the United States.
Battle of New Orleans
Treaty of Ghent peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Gibbons v Ogden
McCulloch v Maryland
Monroe Dotrine
Missouri Compromise
Adams-Onis Treaty
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