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John Adams Leader of the American Revolution, and served as the second U.S. president from 1797 to 1801.
Thomas Jefferson Served in the Virginia legislature and the Continental Congress and was governor of Virginia.
French Revolution Was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799, and was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire.
Quasi War Was an undeclared war fought almost entirely at sea between the United States of America and the French Republic from 1798 to 1800.
Alien and Sedition Act Was four bills passed by the Federalist-dominated 5th United States Congress and signed into law by President John Adams in 1798
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions Political statements drafted in 1798 and 1799, in which the Kentucky and Virginia legislatures took the position that the federal Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional.
Election of 1800 The fourth United States presidential election.
Louisiana Purchase The acquisition of the Louisiana territory by the United States from France in 1803. The U.S. paid fifty million francs and a cancellation of debts worth eighteen million francs for a total of sixty-eight million francs.
Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery A specially-established unit of the United States Army which formed the nucleus of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that took place between May 1804 and September 1806.
Zebulon Pike American brigadier general and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado
Embargo Act of 1807 Prohibited American ships from trading in all foreign ports
Non-Intercourse Act Act lifted all embargoes on American shipping except for those bound for British or French ports.
Impressment Act of taking men into a military or naval force by compulsion, with or without notice.
Tecumseh Native American Shawnee warrior and chief, who became the primary leader of a large, multi-tribal confederacy in the early years of the nineteenth century.
William Henry Harrison American military officer, a principal contributor in the War of 1812, and the ninth President of the United States.
War of 1812 A conflict fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their respective allies.
Battle of Baltimore (Ft. McHenry) A sea/land battle fought between British invaders and American defenders in the War of 1812.
Francis Scott Key American lawyer, author, and amateur poet from Frederick, Maryland and later Georgetown, D.C., near Washington, D.C. who wrote the lyrics for a poem entitled at first "The Defense of Fort McHenry",
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.
Andrew Jackson American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.
Creek War Also known as the Red Stick War and the Creek Civil War, was a regional war between opposing Creek factions, European empires, and the United States, taking place largely in today's Alabama and along the Gulf Coast.
Battle of New Orleans A series of engagements fought between December 14, 1814 and January 18, 1815, constituting the last major battle of the War of 1812.
Adams-Onis’ Treaty Also known as the Transcontinental Treaty, the Florida Purchase Treaty, or the Florida Treaty, was a treaty between the United States and Spain in 1819 that ceded Florida to the U.S. and defined the boundary between the U.S. and New Spain.
Marbury vs Madison A case decided by the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803. The Court declared unanimously that a certain law passed by Congress should not be enforced, because the law was opposed to the Constitution.
Gibbons vs Ogden Supreme Court case establishing the principle that states cannot, by legislative enactment, interfere with the power of Congress to regulate commerce.
McCullouch Vs Maryland The state of Maryland had attempted to impede operation of a branch of the Second Bank of the United States by imposing a tax on all notes of banks not chartered in Maryland.
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