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Marbury v Madison

This was the first time this supreme court that a court may declare an act of congress unconstitutional if it goes against the constitution.

Judicial Review

Review of a legislative act to see if it qualifies as being Constitutional

Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 was a land deal between the United States and France, where the U.S.A acquired approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million.

The expeditions of Lewis and Clark

The Lewis and Clark Expedition consisted were a trip by a group of people called the Corps of Discovery. It was led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark. They were sent to discover the land obtained in the Louisiana Purchase and the Northwest. Along the way they made many maps and documented plants and animals they came across.


When Britain needed soldiers for its war against France. Americans soldiers were impressed and were forced to serve in the British Navy

Leopard v. Chesapeake

Leopard v Chesapeake was a naval battle between the British warship HMS Leopard and the American frigate USS Chesapeake. It happened off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia, on 22 June 1807. The crew on Leopard attacked, the American ship to look for deserters from the Royal Navy.

Embargo Act

An act that prohibited trading with all Foreign ports. Jefferson thought it would hurt Britain but it really hurt America. In 1809 they stopped the embargo with all countries except France and Britain.

Non-Intercourse Act

This is the act that lifted the embargoes on American shipping and trading will all countries except for British and French ports. They wanted to damage the economies of the countries but it wasn't very effective and contributed to the upcoming war of 1812.

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