Lecture Outline 9--Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy in the Early Republic

Lecture Outline 9--Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy in the Early Republic

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1Lecture 9: Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy in the Early Republic Introduction: a. Period under consideration: 1800-1825 b. Themes: There was an increase in social equality and true political democracy White settlement onto new lands in the trans-Appalachian interior accelerated. A market economy began to re-shape society along new principles. A younger generation of political leaders rose to power. A diplomatic revolution occurred as Americans broke free from dependence on Europe. 1. Restoring American Liberty: a. The Jeffersonians Take Control i. Jefferson’s inauguration, 1800 A simple ceremony b. Politics and the Federal Courts i. Judiciary Act Passed by Federalists to leave a legacy of political allies ii. Democratic-Republicans attempt to eliminate federal judges iii. Important Supreme Court rulings: Marbury v. Madison , 1803: est. principle of judicial review McCulloch v. Maryland , 1819: est. constitutional basis for broad congressional authority. c. Dismantling the Federalist War Program i. Democratic-Republicans emphasize civil liberties undermined by Alien and Sedition acts. Democratic-Republicans NOT consistent civil libertarians
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Lecture Outline 9--Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy in the Early Republic

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