Flashcards in Acts, Tariffs, People, and Other Events Deck (15)
Federalists and elitist who wanted America to have strong National Government to unify it.
Whig, War Hawk, and the Great Compromiser. Wrote the Compromise of 1850 and the Missouri Compromise
1797 and 1798
American government turned against France and started the Quasi-War
Alien and Sedition act
Under John Adams, lengthened the time it took to become a citizen and made it illegal to criticize the government
Marbury vs Madison
1803, under Jefferson
Extended the power of the Supreme court to deem laws unconstitutional
1804-1806, under Jefferson
Jefferson bought the land from Napoleon for $15 million dollars and doubled the size of the country (although he had no official power to do this), ensuring that every white man would have his own small farm.
Jefferson imposed the embargo to punish British for impressment. The theory was that the British were so dependent on America for goods that if the US stopped trade with them, British would stop impressing. The idea was that the Americans would then trade its primary products for British manufactured goods. However, this did not work because British were too busy fighting the French.
Written by Henry Clay, it addressed the issue of Missouri joining the union. Created the 36 30 line of latitude, made Maine a free state, balanced the Senate
Written by John Quincy Adams, it proposed that Europe should stop colonizing other places and that US would have no party in fighting in future European wars.
Tariff of Abominations
designed to protect Northern US industry by taxing by taxing foreign goods. This raised the cost of living in the South. This helped seal his loss to Jackson.
Indian Removal Act of 1830
government provided funds to relocate Indians from Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama. The tribes sued the government, but the Supreme Court ruled that it was okay.
Panic of 1837
the economy collapses due to inflation.
Texas Annexation Bill
March 1, 1845, signed by John Tyler
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
(1848) is signed, under which Mexico confirmed the annexation of Texas and further ceded California, as well as several other places that would later become states.