Essex Junto - House of Burgesses ∙ The House of Burgesses...

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Essex Junto - ∙ The Essex Junto was a group of New England secessionists that  congealed in opposition to the Embargo Act during Jefferson's Second Administration.  Federalist Party - ∙ The Federalist Party came together in the 1790s under the  leadership of Alexander Hamilton. Supporters of a strong central government and the  loose construction of the Constitution, they advanced the powers of the federal  government under the executive leadership of Presidents George Washington and John  Adams. Upon losing executive power to Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans in  1801, the Federalists watched as the new establishment proceeded to subsume many of  their ideals and positions, gradually extinguishing the cause of Federalism into a distant  memory. 
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Unformatted text preview: House of Burgesses - ∙ The House of Burgesses was a legislative body established in 1619, for the purpose of granting a measure of autonomy to colonists in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It was overseen by a royal governor and ultimately subject to the power of Parliament and the British monarch. Impeachment - ∙ Impeachment is an official measure of censure against a government official, followed by an investigation that may or may not lead to removal from office. Impressment - ∙ Impressment was the method by which the British navy would forcibly remove deserters from American merchant ships and return them to service under command of the crown. American sailors were also frequently subject to such belligerence....
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