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Inauguration

A ceremony in which the president take the oath of office

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Precedent

An example to be followed by others in the future

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Bond

A certificate issued by the government for an amount of money that the government promises to pay back with interest

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Speculators

People who invest Ina risky venture in the hope of making a large profit

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Unconstitutional

Contrary to what is permitted by the constitution

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Tariff

A tax on imported goods

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Fraction

Organized political group

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James Madison

A republican who disliked fractions, and would later right the resolution for Virginia to say the alien acts and the sedition acts were unconstitutional

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Thomas Jefferson

A diplomat who became a republican but also disliked fractions, and later wrote the resolution for Kentucky to say the alien and sedition acts were unconstitutional

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Alexander Hamilton

A diplomat who disliked fractions but supported the federalist side

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John Adams

A federalist who became presided after Washington, ran against Thomas Jefferson

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Anthony Wayne

A revolutionary war hero who Washington asked to lead the American forces against the native Americans who were attacking settlers

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Neutral

Not favoring either side in a despute

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Impressment

Seizing the american sailors off ships and forcing them to serve in the British navy

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Johns jay

The delegate sent to resolve peace with Britain, returned with the jay treaty in 1795

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Alien

An outsider or someone from another country

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Sedition

Activity designed to overthrow a government

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Nullify

Deprive of legal force

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States' rights

The idea that the union binding " these United States " is an agreement between the states and that they can overrule federal law