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What events were happening in France while George Washington was in office?
French Revolution; Reign of Terror
What two countries wanted the U.S. to help them?
Britain and France
Why was Washington elected as president?
-he was well respected in all 13 colonies
-he didn't have any children
What was the first capital?
Philadelphia
What is a Republic?
A government with an elected head
Who was the first vice president?
Alexander Hamilton
A political party that believed in a strong central government and weak states.
Federalist
A political party that believed in a strict construction of the Constution.
DR
A political party that believed in farms.
DR
What party did Hamilton belong to?
Federalist
A political party that supported Britain.
Federalist
A political party that believed in a lose construction of the Constution.
Federalist
What party did Jefferson belong to?
DR
Jefferson will get his power base in the ____________?
southwest
hamilton will get his power base in the ______________?
northeast
A political party that believed in a weak central government and strong states.
DR
When was the first time the elastic clause was used?
Bank of the U.S.
Where was George Washington inaugurated?
New York
When was the first census conducted?
in 1790
What is a tariff?
tax on imported goods
What is an excise tax?
a tax on luxury items
The first excise tax was put on what item?
whiskey
Who was the Sec. of Treasury?
Hamilton
Who was the Sec. of State?
Jefferson
The 1st toll road was from ________ to ________
philadelphia to lancaster
What four states entered the union while Washington was in office?
Tennessee, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Kentucky
Because both Britain and France wanted us to support them in a war agaibst the other, Washington declared us what?
neutral
What is another name for blackmail?
tribute
Who was Citizengenet?
A French government official who was sent to the U.S. to get support for France
Who convinced Congress to put an excise tax on whiskey?
Hamilton
Terms of Jay's Treaty stated that British had to do what?
They had to withdraw their troops from forts on American soil
What is the public's reaction to Jay's Treaty?
effigies
Jay's Treay turned Washington against ________
politics
Who ratified Jay's Treaty?
Senate
Pickney's Treaty was between what two countries?
Spain and the U.S.
The Spanish allowed the U.S. to use what?
the Miss. River and the port of the New Orleans
Pickney's Treaty opened West America to what?
world trade
Pickney's Treaty svaed Washington's what?
reputation
John Adams was in office from ____ - ____
1797-1801
In Europe, Napoleon ruled what country?
France
Spain is forced to give _______________ back to France.
Louisana
What does the 11th amendment limit?
power of federal courts
What are the Alien and Sedition Acts?
A series of laws passed by Congress
The Alien Act does what?
It ups the number of years you have to live in the U.S. to become a citizen from seven years to fourteen years
What does the Sedition Act state?
It states that you can not say anything negative about the government