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Leah Hiter

Words from 1760-1865

contraband theory that states have the right to declare a federal law invalid
mudslinging a group of advisers to the president
impressment withdrawal from the union
benevolent society an act of rebellion against the established government
war hawk to formally charge a public official with misconduct in office
underground railroad form of government in which power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote
cotton gin a hit and run technique used in fighting a war
caucus a meeting in which members of a political party choose their's partys candidates for president or decide policy
enumerated powers tax on imports for the purpose of raising money
nonimportation agreement a prefernce for native born people and a desire to limit immigration
strike members of congress during madisons presidency who pressed for war with britian
manumission a goverment ban on trade with other countries
guerrilla warfare to leave of withdraw
corrupt bargain an illegitimate agreement between politicians
checks and balances american colonist who supported the war for independence
nativism a pledge by merchants not to buy imported goods from a partuclar source
speculator committee organized in each colony to communicate with and unify the colonies
excise tax a kind of legalized kidnapping in which people are forced into military service
letter of marque a change to the constitution
secede an association focusing on spreading the word of god and combating social problems
republic government subject to the will of the people
bond power of the chief executive to reject laws passed by the legislature
most favored nation tax on imports designed to protect american manufactures
referendum theory that a state should be able to intervene between the federal government and the people to stop an illegal action
spoils system a machine that removed seeds from cotton fiber
martial law a note issued by the government which promises to pay off a loan with interest
impeach the loss of value of money
minuteman men who enjoyed the support of leaders from their own state and region
insurrection goods whose importation exportation or possesions is illegal
popular sovereignty a search warrant enabling customs officers to enter any location to look for evidence of smuggling
yeoman farmer an economic slowdown
federalism a person living in a country who is not a citizen of that country
patriot a railway system extending across the continent
writs of assistance the voluntary freeing enslaved persons
amendent a policy between countires ensuring fair trading practices
interposition the system i n which each branch of government has the ability to limit the power of the other branches to prevent any from becoming too powerful
transcontinantal railroad licenses issued by congress to private ship owners authorizing them to attack british merchant ships
embargo powers listed in the constitution as belonging to the federal government
transcendentalism american colonists who supported britian and opposed the war for independance
confederacy uniform pieces that can be made in large quantities to replace other indetical pieces
ratification powers not specifically listed in the constitution but claimed by the federal government
recession person who risks money in hopes of a financial profit
customs duty formal approval
judicial review owner of a small farm with four or fewer enslaved persons, usually none
loyalist an organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members interests
protective tariff work stoppage by workers to force an employer to meet demands
interchangeable parts a tax on imports and exports
alien government principle where power is divided among different branches
veto nation declared to have been formed by the southern staes that seceded from the union in 1860-1861
cabinet a system that helped enslaved african americans follow a network of escape routes out of south to freedom in the north
labor union attempt to ruin an opponets reputation with insults
inflation political system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
implied powers companies of civilian soldiers who boasted they were ready to fight on a minutes notice
nullification the practice of letting voters accept or reject measures proposed by the legislature.
favorite son a philosophy stressing the relationship between human beings and nature , spiritual things over material things, and the importance of the individual conscience
separation of powers practice of handing out government jobs to supporters
secession power of the supreme court to determine whether laws of congress are constitutional and to strike down those that are not
revenue tariff a tax paid by the manufacturer of a product and passed on to those who buy the product
committee of correspondence the law administered by military forces that is involved by a goverment in an emergency

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