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Social studies Ch.7

George Washington Hero of revolutionary war, and 1st president of the U.S
electoral college A body of electors who president the people's vote in choosing the president.
Martha Washington George washingtons wife, and the first first lady.
precedent an action or decision that later serves as an example
Judiciary act of 1789 created three of federal courts and defined their powers and relationships to the state courts
Alexander Hamilton Washingtons aid, and a delegate of the four continental congresses
national debt money owed by the U.S
bonds certificates of debt that carry a promise to buy back the bonds at a higher price
speculators People who buy items at a low price in hope that the item value to rise so they can make a profit
Thomas Jefferson A very good politician for his time.
loose construction The federal government can take reasonable actions that the Constitution does not forbid
strict construction the federal government can only do what the Constitution says
Bank of the united states The countries first national bank
French Revolution A rebellion of french people against their king in 1789
Neutrality proclamation The united states would not take sides with any European countries that were at war
Privateers Private ships hired by a country to attack its enemies
Jay's treaty Settled the disputes that had risen between the United States and Great Britain in the early 1790s.
Pinckney's treaty Settled the border and trade disputes with Spain
Little turtle Under the command of Miami chief Little turtle defeat U.S forces.
Battle of fallen Timbers Native Americans fought Wayne's troops
Treaty of Greenville Gave the U.S claim to most Indian lands in the Northwest Territory
Whiskey Rebellion Farmers lashed out against tax on whiskey
political parties Groups that help elect people and shape policies
Federalist party Wanted a strong federal government and supported industry and trade
Democratic Republican Party Republicans wanted to limit the federal government's power
XYZ Affair French demand for a bribe came to be called
Allen and sedition Acts Four laws said to protect the United States, but the Federalists intended them to crush opposition to war
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions These documents argued that the alien and sedition acts were unconstitutional
Created by: Jacenhines