Building the United States


High School Diploma Social Studies (American History) Flashcards on Building the United States, created by Niat Habtemariam on 13/07/2013.
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inauguration The ceremony at which the president officially takes oath in office.
precedent An act or decision that sets an example for others to follow.
cabinet Group of officials who head government departments and advise the president (part of executive branch).
national debt The total sum of money the government owes to others.
tariff Tax on foreign goods brought into country.
whiskey rebellion Revolt of farmers to protest the tax on whiskey (this was a critical test of strength to the new government).
foreign policy The action and stands a nation a nation takes in relation to other nations.
loose construction A broad interpretation of the constitution, meaning that congress has powers beyond those specifically given by the Constitution.
strict construction A narrow interpretation of the constitution, meaning that congress has only those powers those specifically given by the Constitution.
sedition The crime of encouraging crime against government.
resolutions Statement of a formal decision agreed on by a group.
nullify To refuse to recognize a federal law.
States' Rights Theory the theory that rights not specifically given to the federal government by the Constitution remain within the states.
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