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George Washington He was a honest,intelligent and steady leader. 1st president and a hero of the Revolution.
Electoral College A group of electors that represent the people that vote for president.
Martha Washington Entertained guests and attended many social events with her husband.
Precedent Action / Decision that later comes in as an example.
Judiciary Act of 1789 Has 3 levels of Federal Courts and defines their powers/relationship to the state courts.
Alexander Hamilton Helped run a shipping company in the native British West Indies. He was one of Washington's aide and a delegate to four Continental Congress.
National Debt Money owed by a country.
Bonds Are certificates of debt that carry a promise to buy back the bonds at a higher price.
Speculators People who buy items at lower prices in the hope that value will rise and they can sell the items for a profit.
Thomas Jefferson Thought that the idea of bondholders who had sold their bonds at low prices.
Loose Construction Federal government can take reason-able actions that the Constitution does not specifically forbid.
Strict Construction People who favor think that the federal government should do only what the Constitution specifically says it can do.
Bank of the United States the country's first national bank
French Revolution a rebellion of French people against their king in 1789.
Neutrality Proclamation stated that the United States would not take sides with any European countries that were at war.
Privateers were in private ship hired by a country to attack its enemies.
Jay's Treaty settled the disputes that had arisen between the United States and Great Britain in the early 1700s.
Pinckney's Treaty which settled the border and trade disputes with Spain.
Little Turtle defeated U.S. forces under General Josiah Harmar.
Battle of Fallen Timbers Native Americans fought Wayne's troops and were defeated.
Treaty of Greenville which gave the United States claim to most Indian lands in the Northwest Territory.
Whisky Rebellion farmers lashed out against the tax on whiskey.
Political parties groups that help elect people and shape policies.
Federalist Party which wanted a strong federal government and supported industry and trade.
Democratic Republican Party wanted to limit the federal government's powers.
XYZ affair as the French demand for a bribe came to be called outraged the American public.
Alien and Sedition Acts laws passed by a Federalist-dominated Congress aimed at protecting the government from treasonous ideas,actions, and people.
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions these documents argued that the Alien and Sedition acts were unconstitutional.
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