ch 10 v0cab words

ch 10 v0cab words

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Oliver Hazard Perry An experienced officer who took charge of an infant fleet on the shores of Lake Erie
Battle of the Thames Harrison pursued British forces and defeated them at this battle
Francis Scott Key Washington lawyer expressed his pride of a large American flag in what became the U. S. National Anthem
Treaty of Ghent Ended the War of 1812
impressment Kidnapping; the act of seizing by force
Embargo Act of 1807 Stated that American ships were no longer allowed to sail to foreign ports, and it also closed American ports to British ships
Tecumseh Shawnee chief who vowed to stop the loss of Native American land
War Hawk Westerners who called for war
radical a person who takes extreme political positions
Judiciary Act of 1801 a law that increased the number of federal judges, allowing President John Adams to fill most of the new spots with Federalists
John Marshall Federalist chosen as new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Marbury vs. Madison an 1803 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that it had the power to abolish laws by declaring them unconstitutional
unconstitutional something that contradicts the law of the Constitution
judicial review the principle that the Supreme Court has the final say in interpreting the Constitution
Louisiana Purchase the 1803 purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France
Meriwether Lewis officer chosen to lead an expedition to explore the Louisiana country
William Clark selected to oversee a volunteer force called the Corps of Discovery
Lewis & Clark Expedition a group led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark who explored the lands of the Louisiana Purchase beginning in 1803
Sacagawea a Shoshone woman whose language skills and knowledge of geography would be of great value to Lewis and Clark
Zebulon Pike led an expedition in 1806 to find the sources of the Arkansas and Red rivers

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