Shay's Rebellion

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41. Shays Rebellion was significant because it made the American delegates realize that the states had too much power and the central government didn't have enough power. This assumption led to the revisions of the articles of confederation which led to the being written constitution. 42. The great compromise was proposed by Roger Sherman in 1787, at the Constitutional Convention to resolve differences between the Virginia and New Jersey plan. It stated that it would create a national bicameral legislature. This is where the House of Representatives and the Senate had newgrounds to interpret the laws of the states. 43. The authors who wrote the constitution made it important to have a new constitution rather than just amending it. In both…show more content…
The XYZ affair was a political situation in 1797 and 1798. John Adams administration consulted over something involving a confrontation between the United States and Republican France that led to an undeclared war called the Quasi-War. 52. The Alien and Sedition Acts were four bills that were passed by the Federalist and led to John Adams passing certain laws. The bill was created in order to strengthen and uphold national security and any claim of territory. The acts also included the Naturalization Act, which increased the residency requirement for American citizenship. This gave the president the ability to to thwart and hinder any foreign immigrants that were not registered, in order to boost security. 53. Nullification is a legal theory that a state has the right to nullify any national law that is inappropriate for their people. Interposition is the right of a U.S. state to oppose actions of the federal government they also find to be inappropriate for the people. Basically this theory gives the state control over what federal laws they can abide by. 54. The resolutions were passed for Kentucky and Virginia in response to the Alien Sedition Acts. The resolutions argued that the government had no stance to exercise certain powers. The resolutions was authored by Thomas Jefferson and James…show more content…
Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa were brothers. The two implemented native culture and ilks in order to create a common basis to have supporters. These supporters would create a pan-Indian resistance against American intruders. They went around advocating, and spreading the word, gaining more and more followers for the movement. 58. Thomas Jefferson believed the United States needed to expand west to ensure its survival and prosperity, he was eager at the chance to purchase it from Napoleon Bonaparte. Plans were made to explore the region and the purchase would double the size of the United States. Napoleon was willing to part with the territory because tension was building between Britain and France. Napoleon knew that alot of money would be needed for the inevitable war with Britain. Napoleon decided to sell the Louisiana Territory and put expansion of the New World on hold. 59. Marbury v. Madison was a case where William Marbury, argued his commission wasn't not compensated. He wanted the court to force James Madison, who was the secretary of State, to deliver the documents. The court found Madison's refusal to deliver commission both illegal and unjustified. But it was sought that the claim itself was unconstitutional and the petition was denied. This initiated a landmark of the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the U.S helped define the boundary between the constitutionally separate executive and judicial branches of the
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