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23 Cards in this Set

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Leader of the Constitutional Convention in 1787; helped write the Federalist Papers; first secretary of state; influenced an elastic interpretation of the Constitution; creation of the national bank and standing army and navy
Alexander Hamilton
founder of the modern Democratic Party; promoted the strength of the Executive Branch and the Presidency at the expense of Congressional power while seeking to broaden the public’s participation in government; demanded elected not appointed judges; favored geographical expansion.
Andrew Jackson
current chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve.
Ben Bernanke
Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
leaders of Shay's rebellion against Massachusetts a rebellion over debts and taxes
Daniel Shays
Created the New Deal to provide relief for the unemployed, recovery of the economy and reform of the economic and banking systems; reenergized the Democratic party
Franklin Roosevelt
first president; named Commander and Chief of the Army at the 2nd continental congress
George Washington
a democrat and former member of the house; first and only woman to represent a major US political party as a candidate for Vice President in 1984
Geraldine Ferraro
Father of the Constitution and the Bill of rights; wrote many federalist papers; leader of the 1st congress; checks and balances to limit the powers of special interest; aristocracy and corruption should be fought republicanism.
James Madison
Philosophy during the Enlightenment who influenced the French Revolution, nationalism and the socialist theory
Jean Jacques Rousseau
first supreme court justice
John Jay
English philosopher in late 1600’s and early 1700’s; government is only legitimate if it received the consent of people and protected life, liberty, and property; social contract; right to rebellion
John Locke
Current Chief Justice
John Roberts
French socialist commentator and political thinker during the enlightenment; separation of powers
prominent figure in the American Revolution; “Give me liberty or give me death” advocate of the revolution and republicanism due to governmental corruption.
Patrick Henry
Billionaire who rand for president in 1992 and 1996; founded the Electronic Data System in 1962
Ross Perot
second woman, first Jewish woman to serve on the court; advocated for women’s rights; appointed to the court by Clinton; shot down Nebraska’s partial birth abortion
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
first females Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor
leader of the republican party and the progressive movement; distrusted wealthy businessmen; negotiated Panama Canal; Square Deal promised a fair shake for both the average citizen, including regulation of railroad rates and pure food and drugs
Theodore Roosevelt
an English philosopher (1588-1679) who wrote Leviathan, rejected free will; Men in a state of nature, that is a state without civil government, are in a war of all against all in which life is hardly worth living. The way out of this desperate stat is to make a social contract and establish the state to keep peace and order.
Thomas Hobbes
Principle author of the Declaration of Independence; supported the Establishment Clause
Thomas Jefferson
French Enlightenment – supported the right to a fair trial, civil liberties, freedom of religion.
Chief Justice of the US form 1969-1989; abortion, capital punishment, religious establishment, a school desegregation were decided under his leadership
Warren Berger