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Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr  

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
Albert Gallatin

Albert Gallatin  

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(1761–1849),born in Switzerland, emigrated to America at the age of 19 and became a frontier political leader, after 1797 being the recognized spokesman for the Republican minority, whose criticism ...
Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton  

(c. 1757–1804)US Federalist politician. He served under George Washington as First Secretary of the Treasury (1789–95) and established the US central banking system. Hamilton was a prime mover behind ...
Alien and Sedition Acts

Alien and Sedition Acts  

(1798).The term “Alien and Sedition Acts” refers to four controversial laws enacted by the Federalist-controlled Congress in 1798 in response to fears about imminent war with France and about ...
antiwar Movements

antiwar Movements  

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A campaign to end a war or a state's involvement in a war, especially the 1963-73 effort to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
Bank of the United States

Bank of the United States  

Between 1791 and 1811 and again from 1816 to 1836, the U.S. government created and operated a national bank that by most historical assessments met the nation's financial needs effectively. But the ...
Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights  

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(1791)The first ten amendments to the Constitution of the USA. The constitutional arrangements of 1787 were assumed to guarantee human and civil rights, but omission of specific rights led to ...
civil liberties

civil liberties  

One of the fundamental principles of open, free societies, written into constitutions of many nations, civil liberty is the right of citizens to go about their lawful business without intrusive ...
conservatism

conservatism  

A prudent and not overoptimistic view of the state of affairs of a company or other organization. Because it is regarded as imprudent to distribute to shareholders profits that may not materialize, ...
Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster  

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(1782–1852)American statesman and orator, born in New Hampshire. He rose to great eminence in the law courts, the American House of Representatives and Senate, and in public speeches, when ...
Era of the Early Republic

Era of the Early Republic  

(1789–1828).Elections for the new federal government established by the Constitution were held in the winter of 1788–1789. Supporters of the Constitution, calling themselves Federalists, won control ...
Federal Government, Executive Branch

Federal Government, Executive Branch  

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George Washington

George Washington  

(1732–99)US soldier and statesman, 1st President of the USA (1789–97). After serving as a soldier (1754–59) in the war against the French, Washington took part in two of the three Continental ...
Hartford Convention

Hartford Convention  

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(1814–15)US political conference, held by Federalist supporters to consider the problems of New England in the War of 1812. Dominated by moderates rather than extremists, the Convention adopted the ...
James Buchanan

James Buchanan  

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(1791–1868)US Democratic statesman, 15th President of the USA (1857–61). He consistently leaned towards the pro-slavery side in the developing dispute over slavery. Towards the end of his term the ...
James Madison

James Madison  

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(1751–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman, 4th President of the USA (1809–17). Before taking office, he played a leading part in drawing up the US Constitution (1787) and proposed the Bill of ...
James Monroe

James Monroe  

(1758–1831)US Democratic Republican statesman, 5th President of the USA (1817–25). In 1803, while minister to France under President Jefferson, he negotiated and ratified the Louisiana Purchase, by ...
Jay Treaty

Jay Treaty  

A treaty between the United States and Great Britain to regulate commerce and navigation. It corrected problems arising from violations of the Treaty of Paris of 1793.
John Adams

John Adams  

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(1735–1826)US Federalist statesman, 2nd President of the USA (1797–1801). He was a key figure in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and was minister to Britain (1785–88).
John Jay

John Jay  

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(1745–1829)American statesman and jurist. He was a member of the first and second Continental Congresses, became Chief Justice of New York, a member of Congress, Minister to Spain (1780–82), and a ...

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