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Social Studies Vocab

Chapter 10

TermDefinition
Radical a person who takes extreme political positions
Judiciary Act 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
John Marshall the fourth Chief Justice of the United States
Marbury v. Madison a landmark case by the United States Supreme Court which forms the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States
Unconstitutional not in accordance with a political constitution
Judicial Review review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act
Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition of the Louisiana territory by the United States from France in 1803
Meriwether Lewis an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor
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 States
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
Zebulon Pike an American brigadier general and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado was renamed
Impressment the act in which men were captured and forced into naval service
Embargo Act of 1807 a law passed by the United State Congress and signed by President Thomas Jefferson on December 22, 1807. It prohibited American ships from trading in all foreign ports
Tecumesh
War Hawk a person who clamors for war
Oliver Hazard Perry an American naval commander, born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. He was the son of United States Navy Captain
Battle of the Thames a United States victory in the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom and Tecumseh's Confederacy
Francis Scott Key an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet from Frederick, Maryland
Treaty of Ghent the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Both sides signed it on December 24, 1814
Created by: Gage Krouch