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1st semester s.s.

Unalienable rights Unalienable rights life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
The Articles of Confederation after the Revolution, our new government was based on
Daniel Shays who was the farmer from Massachusetts who was angry with the government?
The U.S. Constitution is the governing document of the Untied States At the Constitutional Convention, the Great Compromise created 3 branches of our government.
The Executive Branch enforces laws of our country. The President is par of the Executive Branch.
The Legislative Branch creates laws of our country. Congress (the House of Representatives and senate) are the legislative branch.
The Judicial Branch tells us what the laws mean. The Supreme Court is in the Judicial Branch
Marbury v. Madison An important Supreme Court case that created the idea of Judicial Review.
Bill of Rights Anti-Federalist added a Bill of Rights to protect the rights of the citizens in the U.S.
The First Amendment The FIrst Amendment protects our rights to speech and religion. The First Amendment is the most important amendment.
George Washington was our First president . He created a lot of Precedents, which are traditions other presidents followed
Alexander Hamilton Hamilton was hired by Washington to be the First Secretary of Treasury. He made our money and sent up our economic system. He also founded the Federalist Party.
Thomas Jefferson Jefferson was Washington's 1st Secretary of State. He set up our relationships with other countries. he also founded the Republican Party. He believed in States' rights, which said the states could nullify (cancel) laws they believed broke the Constituti
The Policy of Neutrality The U.S. would not have alliances with other countries, but we could trade with other countries. Remember, we called this the "creepy neighbor" because we aren't to our neighbors, but we aren't friends with the creep ones.
Thomas Jefferson as president, purchased the Louisiana Territory. He sent Lewis and Clark along with Sacagawea to map the territory and make friends with the Native Americans.
The war of 1812 Fought against Great Britain. The U.S. Navy was successful on the Great Lake. Neither side won the war. The U.S. entered a time of peace called the Era of Good Feelings after the war was over. James Madison was president during the war.
James Monroe created the Monroe Doctrine, which said the U.S. would defend the Western Hemisphere from European interference. It ended the Policy of Neutrality. It is still foreign policy for the U.S. in 2018
Manifes Destiny means the United States was destined to spread across the west to California from sea-to-shining-sea
Andrew Jackson 7th president. He signed the Indian Removal Act, which alowed the president to remove Native Americans to west Mississippi River. The removal of the Cherokee was know as the Trail of Tears.
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