US Midterm 3
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US Midterm 3
What three constitutional ideas allow Congress to meet the needs of a changing society?
elastic clause, judicial review, and amendments
What are the major criticisms of the Electoral College?
popular vote winner does not win electoral vote
What are swing states?
states that are undecided on a presidential candidate
How do lobbying groups influence government decisions?
Money and pursuasion, vote for people with the same views as you
What were the goals of Alexander Hamilton's financial plan
to issues paper money and create a national bank
Why did Thomas Jefferson oppose Alexander Hamilton's plan to create a national bank?
it was not among the enumerated powers (Jefferson - Strict constructionist)
How are political parties, congressional committee systems, judicial review, and the cabinet similar?
What were the major purposes of the Monroe doctrine?
discontinue European influence in Americas
How were Washington's neutrality proclamation, the Embargo act, and the Monroe Doctrine similar?
they were all meant to protect American Independence
What advice was given in Washington's farewell address?
no alliances, no political disunity
What was the geographic and economic motivation for the Louisiana purchase?
Why did the Louisiana purchase initially present a delemma for President Thomas Jefferson
It opposed to view of his political party because it was not an enumerated power
What is the unwritten constitution?
precedents set that are not within the constitution
What were the results of the spoils system during the presidency of Andrew Jacksin?
What was President Andrew Jackson's policy toward Native American Indians?
they were forced to relocate to Oklahoma
What were the goals of most tariffs in the 19th century?
provide the government with money and help businesses within America
What was the governmental effect of many of the decisions made by the Marshall Court?
Increased federal government and Supreme Court power (established Judicial review)
What was the Missouri compromise of 1820?
Made Missouri a slave state and Maine a free state. banned slavery North of 36*30' line
What constitutional issue was the concern of nullification, protective tariffs, and the spread of slavery?
state v. federal power
How were the Nullification Crisis, Kansas-Nebraska act, Dred Scott case, and Lincoln's election similar?
causes of civil war
How did the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin contribute to the start of the Civil War?
showed northerners what was happening in the South
How did abolitionist react to the Fugitive Slave Act?
Started Underground Railroad (Civil Disobedience)