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Washington's Presidency
Name that Treaty (or Act)!

100

a body of electors who represent the people's vote in choosing the president
What is the electoral college?

100

Federalist
Hamilton

100

an action or a decision that later serves as an example
What is a precedent?

100

What did the electoral college do in Washington's presidency?
What is unanimously elected him

100

Created three levels of Federal courts
What is the Judiciary Act of 1787?

200

The belief that the federal government can take reasonable actions that the Constitution does not specifically forbid.
What is loose construction?

200

Republican
Jefferson

200

the belief that the federal government can only do what the Constitution specifically says.
What is strict construction?

200

Washington set this precedent
What is left after two terms?

200

This proclaimed the United States would not take sides in any conflict between France and Britain.
What is the Neutrality Proclamation?

300

Groups that help elect people and shape policies.
What are political parties?

300

Favored strict construction of the Constitution
Jefferson

300

certificates of debt that carry a promise to buy back at a higher price.
What are bonds?

300

Why did Washington crush the Whiskey Rebellion?
He wanted to show farmers that the government had the authority to pass laws and enforce them.

300

These were 4 laws that cancelled freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
What is the Alien and Sedition Acts?

400

ships hired by a country to attack its enemies
What are privateers?

400

Opposed the National Bank
Jefferson

400

money owed by the United States
What is national debt?

400

This is why Jefferson opposed the national bank.
What is he thought it gave too much power to the government?

400

This settled the border dispute between the U.S. and Spain.
What is Pinckney's Treaty?

500

people who buy items at low prices in the hope that the value will rise and they can sell for a profit.
What are speculators?

500

Favored a loose construction of the Constitution.
Hamilton

500

farmers lashed out against the government over the tax on this item.
What is the Whiskey Rebellion?

500

Washington warned against these things in his farewell address.
What is avoiding political parties, permanent alliances, and debts?

500

This treaty settled disputes between the U.S. and Great Britain
What is Jay's Treaty?