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RATIFICATION
Vote of Approval
CABINET
Presidential advisors
UNCONSTITUTIONAL
A law or act contrary to what is written in the Constitution.
NATIONAL DEBT
The total amount the government owes on money it has borrowed.
EXCISE TAX
Tax placed on goods made, sold and used within a country.
TARIFF
Taxes placed on certain manufactured goods brought into the country.
TRIBUTE
Protection money paid to local rulers.
NEUTRAL
When you don't take sides.
IMPRESS
To kidnap American sailors to serve in the British Navy. (This isn't the only meaning, but the one taken from the chapter you are studying.)
POLITICAL PARTY
A group of people with similar ideas and beliefs about government.
CAUCUS
A private meeting held by Congressional leaders.
ALIEN
Foreigner living in the United States.
DEPORT
Send out of the country-like send a foreigner out of the United States.
SEDITION
To act or speak out against the government in a way that causes unrest.
NULLIFY
To cancel a federal law within the state.
STRICT CONSTRUCTION
The limiting of the authority of the federal govenment to the powers specifically granted to that government by the Constitution.
LOOSE CONSTITUTION
Interpreting the words behind the Constitution in order to allow the government to do more.
FEDERALISTS
The political group led by Alexander Hamilton which supported most of the decisions made by the government.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison led a group that opposed the Federalists. This group believed in self-government and sharing power between all people.
XYZ AFFAIR
This event happened in 1797 in which the French representatives demanded bribes from American ambassadors.