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Who were the first President and Vice President in American history?

George Washington and John Adams

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What did each department of the Executive Branch deal with?
State Department
Treasury Department
War Department

State department: handle relations with other nations
Treasury department: deal with financial matters
War department: deals with nations defense

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Who makes up the cabinet of the President?

Secretary of State, secretary of treasury, secretary of war, and attorney general

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Who was the first Secretary of State and Secretary of Treasury?

Secretary of State: Thomas Jefferson
Secretary of treasury: Alexander Hamilton

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What job title did Alexander Hamilton hold?

Secretary of treasury

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What act established a federal court system?

The judicial act of 1789

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What could federal courts do to state laws if deemed necessary?

They could over turn them

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Who was John Jay?

1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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What is a national debt?

The amount the government owes

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What did Alexander Hamilton want to do with state debts after the war?

Have the federal government take care of the state debts from the war

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What area in America was against his plan and why did they feel this way?

The southern states because they owed less than the northern states and would have to pay more than their fare share to compensate

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Why did the South agree to accept Hamilton’s plan to lessen the national debt?

Because he agreed to move the u.s capital to the south

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Why did Hamilton feel that it was ok for him to create a national bank?

Because it fell within the intent of the constitution

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What is a tariff?

Tax on imported goods

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What was the Whiskey Rebellion?

A civil uprising against the taxing power of the federal government

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Why did Washington not want to run for a third term to the Presidency?

Because he didn't want it to seem like he was the king

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What limits the power of the gov’t and protects the rights of the individual?

Bill of rights

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What amendments make up the Bill of Rights?

1st ten amendments to the constitution

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What five civil liberties does the 1st Amendment protect?

Guarantees freedom of speech, religion, assembly, press and petition the government

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What does the 2nd Amendment give you the right to own?

Firearms

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What does the 4th Amendment protect you from? (Placed as a result of the Sugar Act)

Unreasonable searches and seizes without probable cause

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What Amendment is important for people accused of committing crimes?

The 5th

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According to the 5th Amendment, natural rights cannot be taken away without what?

Due process of law

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What amendment gives you the right to a speedy, public trial by an impartial jury?

The 6th

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What does the 9th Amendment keep the government from doing?

From claiming the bill of rights are the only rights Americans have

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What was given power in the 10th Amendment for protection?

States could be used as protection against the powers of a national government

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What are 3 aspects of the Federalist Party?

Favored a strong federal government, ruled by wealthy, loose interpretation of the constitution

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What are 4 aspects of the Democratic-Republican Party?

State banks, state government, ruled by the people, strict interpretation of the constitution

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How did Washington feel about political parties?

He believed that they divided people and kept the government from working together

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What is favoring one side in a political decision?

Partisan

30

Before the Election of 1796, what was held for the first time to determine Presidential candidates?

Caucuses

31

What was the crisis with France involving three agents that tried to get money from America?

France seized American ships that carried cargo to Great Britain

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Why were three acts created after the XYZ Affair?

To protect the security of the nation and slow immigration

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What was the Naturalization Act?

It required for aliens to live in the u.s for 14 years before being able to apply for citizenship

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What were the Alien Acts?

It allowed the president to deport aliens

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What was the Sedition Act?

A crime to speak or write false criticism to try and weaken the government

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What Amendment did the Sedition Act contradict?

The 1st amendment

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What was affirmed by the KY and VA resolutions?

States rights