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TermDefinition
Laissez-Faire Political idea that government should play a small role as possible in people's lives
Judicial Review Power of the Supreme Court to decide whether laws made by Congress are constitutional
Marbury vs. Madison Supreme Court case that defined the power of the Judicial Review
Louisiana Purchase Purchase of Louisiana Territory from France in 1803 for 15 million dollars
Expedition Long journey or voyage of exploration
Impressment Act of kidnapping and forcing someone to serve in the Navy
Embargo Ban on trade with another country
Embargo Act Law that forbid Americans to import or export any goods
Nonintercourse Law that allowed Americans to trade with all nations except England and France
Nationalism Pride in one's country
Warhawks Congressmen from the South and West who wanted to go to war with England in 1812
The War of 1812 A war between America and England
Treaty of Ghent Treaty between England and the U.S. that ended the War of 1812
Era of Good Feeling Period in history when there was growing nationalism and prosperity in the U.S.
Adams-Onis Treaty Treaty in which Spain gave Florida to the U.S. for $5 million
Cede To give up
Monroe Doctrine Statement issued in 1823 in which president Monroe warned European nations not to interfere with the newly free Latin American nations
Suffrage The right to vote
Democrats People who supported Andrew Jackson and his political ideas in the 1820's
Whigs People who supported John Quincy Adams and his political ideas in the 1820's
Mudslinging Political tactic of using insults to attack on opponents reputation
Spoils System The practice of rewarding one's political supporters with government jobs
Kitchen Cabinet Nickname given to President Jackson's unofficial advisors
Secede To withdraw from membership in a group
Indian Removal Act Law that forced Native American tribes to move West of the Mississippi River
Trail of Tears Event when 15,000 Cherokees were forced by the army to march hundreds of miles West of the Mississippi River, causing 1/4 of the tribe to die
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