Articles of Confederation: In 1877, the second continental congress wrote the articles of confederation. They were a failed attempt because they could not tax and so, could not pay their operational and military services.Northwest Ordinance: This deals with the land in the great lakes area gotten from the British; this is one of the last things that happens under the articles of confederation; it was approved in July of 1787. Their plan was setting up plans to make new states.Shays’ RebellionThree-Fifths ClauseReport on Public CreditWhiskey RebellionCitizen Genét: In 1793, Edmond Charles Genet was sent from France as their Ambassador to theUSA. He tries to encourage American shipping to disrupt Europeans shipping. He is also trying to get people to violate the Neutrality proclamation (all US citizens must all remain neutral concerning France and its revolution to avoid being draw into a European war).Matthew Lyon: He is a congressional representative from the republican side. He is from Vermont. He does not like the federalist at all; he thinks that the common person like him should run the government. He thinks that Alexander Hamilton is robbing the poor to make the rich richer.Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions: Jefferson and Madisonin 1798-99 wrote this resolution. Itsays that these two states are going to declare that the Alien and Sedition act are unconstitutional and that if the federal government passes a law that is clearly unconstitutional, a state has a right to void it. Their argument was that they could nullify a federal law.Aaron Burr: In 1800, Burr and Jefferson have the same electoral votes. John Marshall: Is the secretary of state under John Adams. His job is to get all the paper work ready. He is also appointed the Chief justice of the Supreme Court. Barbary States: They are in Northern Africa along the Mediterranean Sea. In 1801 when Jefferson becomes president, he looks at the government and sees that 20% of federal budget wasgoing in the form of bribe to the Persia of Tripoli in the Barbary States. These tributes were to allow American ship to travel through the Mediterranean without being attached. Louisiana Purchase: In 1803, Jefferson sends some Ambassadors to France to see they will be willing to sell New Orleans to The US (because he is afraid that France will use Louisiana as a jumping off point to attach the United States); but they end up buying the whole of Louisiana for $15 Million.
Marbury v. Madison(1803): Murbury is appointed justice of peace but the appointment letter was not delivered. They are asking the court to compel Madison to give Murbury the appointment. The case is eventually taken to the Supreme Court. It is the first time in history where the US Supreme Court will declare a law of the federal government unconstitutional.