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Mr sheak ch. 6

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TermDefinition
speculator speculator an investor who buys items at low prices in hope that their values will rise
Neutrality Proclamation a statement made by President George Washington that the United States would not side with any of the nations at war in Europe following the French Revolution
political parties groups of people who organize to help elect government officials and influence government policies
Alien and Sedition Acts laws passed by a Federalist dominated Congress aimed at protecting the government from treasonous ideas, actions, and people
alliances with foreign countries, political conflicts and public debt Washington warned the nation about these issues in his Farewell Address.
Kentucy and Virginia Resolutions documents that argued that the Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional because they interfered with state governments.
French Revolution France Jefferson wanted the U.S. to have an alliance with this country. French rebellion that began in 1789 in which the French people overthrew the monarchy and made their country a republic
France Jefferson wanted the U.S. to have an alliance with this country.
electoral college a group of people selected from each of the states to cast votes in presidential elections
precedent an action or decision that later serves as an example
Alexander Hamilton the leader of the Federalist Party; he was also Secretary of the Treasury for George Washington
national debt the total amount of money owed by a country to its lenders
bonds certificates that represents money the government has borrowed from private citizens
Thomas Jefferson he was the leader of the Democratic-Republican Party; he served as Secretary of the State for Washington
loose construction a way of interpreting the Constitution that allows the federal government to take actions that the Constitution does not specifically forbid it from taking
strict construction a way of interpreting the Constitution that allows the federal government to take only those actions the Constitution specifically says it can take
Bank of the United States a national bank chartered by Congress in 1791 to provide security for the U.S. economy
privateers a private ship authorized by a nation to attack its enemies
Jay's Treaty an agreement negotiated by John Jay to work out problems between Britain and the United States over northwestern lands, British seizure of U.S. ships, and U.S. debts owed to the British
Whiskey Rebellion a protest of small farmers in Pennsylvania against new taxes on whiskey.
Federalist Party a political party created in the 1790s and influenced by Alexander Hamilton that wanted to strengthen the federal government and promote industry and trade
Democratic-Republican Party a political party founded in the 1790s by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other leaders who wanted to preserve the power of the state governments and promote agriculture
XYZ affair an incident in which French agents attempted to get a bribe and loans from U.S. dip- lomats in exchange for an agreement that French privateers would no longer attack American ships; it led to an undeclared naval war between the two countries
Cabinet A group of advisers to the president.
Martha Washington George Washington's wife and the First Lady
Republican Motherhood The idea that women played an important role in teaching their children to be good citizens
New York City served as the first capital of the United States
Washington D.C. chosen as the permanent location for the nation's capital after a compromise.
agricultural Jefferson favored this type of economy.
industrial Hamilton favored this type of economy.
states Jefferson wanted to give more power to the ____.
federal government Hamilton believed in giving more power to the ____.
Britain Hamilton wanted the U.S. to have an alliance with this country.
Pinckney's Treaty settled the border and trade disputes with Spain
Little Turtle Chief of the Miami who led a Native American alliance that raided U.S. settlements in the Northwest Territory. He was defeated and forced to sign the Treaty of Greenville.
Battle of Fallen Timbers 1794 battle between Native Americans and American forces under General Anthony Wayne. The Native Americans were defeated and forced to sign the Treaty of Greenville.
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