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US III REVIEW SHEET FOR EXAM # 1

 

TOPIC 1- WASHINGTON HEADS THE NEW GOVERNMENT

                        1. WHAT PRECENDENTS WERE SET DURING WASHINGTON'S ADMINISTRATIONS?

                        2. WHAT WERE THE PROVISIONS IN HAMILTON'S FINANCIAL PLANS AND WHY WERE THEY CONTROVERSIAL?

                        3.   WHY WAS THE NATION'S CAPITAL MOVED FROM NEW YORK CITY TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA?

                        4. HOW DID POLITICAL PARTIES FORM?

                        5. WHAT WERE THE MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE FEDERALISTS AND THE REPUBLICANS?

                        6.  WHY IS THE WHISKEY REBELLION IMPORTANT?

 

TOPIC 2- THE UNITED STATES ESTABLISHES IT'S FOREIGN POLICY

                        1. INITIALLY, HOW DID AMERICANS REACT TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION?

                        2. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE GENET AFFAIR?

3. WHY DID PRESIDENT WASHINGTON ISSUE A PROCLAMATION OF NEUTRALITY IN 1793?

4. SHOULD THE US HAVE SUPPORTED THE FRENCH IN HER WAR AGAINST THE BRITISH?

5. EXPLAIN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BATTLE OF FALLEN TIMBERS, THE PICKNEY TREATY, AND THE JAY TREATY.

 

TOPIC 3- THE ADAMS' PRESIDENCY

                        1. IDENTFY THE XYZ AFFAIR

                        2. WHY WAS THERE ALMOST WAR WITH FRANCE?

3. HOW DID ADAMS AVOID WAR WITH FRANCE?

                        4. WHAT WERE THE ALIEN AND SEDITION ACTS AND WHY WERE THEY PASSED?  DID THEY VIOLATE THE FIRST AMENDMENT?

                        5. HOW DID THE VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY RESOLUTIONS ASSERT THE PRINCIPLE OF NULLIFICATION?

 

TOPIC 4- JEFFERSON'S ADMINISTRATIONS

                        1. WHY DO SOME PEOPLE CALL THE ELECTION OF 1800 A "REVOLUTION"?

                        2.  WHAT WERE SOME ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF JEFFERSON'S FIRST TERM IN OFFICE?

                        3.  WHY WAS THE PURHCASE OF LOUISIANA CONTROVERSIAL?

                        4. HOW DID THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE CHANGE THE UNITED STATES?

                        5. WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION?

 

 

                        6. HOW WAS THE POWER OF JUDICIAL REVIEW ESTABLISHED IN THE LANDMARK CASE OF MARBURY  V. MADISON (1803)?  WHY DOES THE POWER OF JUDICIAL REVIEW REMAIN CONTROVERSIAL?

 

TOPIC 5 - THE WAR OF 1812

                        1. WHAT EVENTS LED TO THE WAR OF 1812?

                        2. WHY DID JEFFERSON PASS THE EMBARGO ACT OF 1807?  WHY WAS IT REPEALED IN 1809?

                        3.  WHAT IS MEANT BY THE TERM WAR HAWKS?

                        4. WHY DID THE WAR HAWKS PUSH TO GO TO WAR AGAISNT GREAT BRITIAN?

                        5. WHAT DID THE TREATY OF GHENT ACCOMPLISH?