After a law already exists, a person who disagrees with whether a law follows the Constitution can request a court case. The person can keep the case moving up through the courts, and then the Supreme Court can agree to hear the case.
What happens if all three branches agree to a very unfair law?
The law exists until the people elect a new government who changes it
Does the government always follow the Constitution?
not necessarily – Alien and Sedition Acts, Japanese internment, Guantanamo Bay prison
Set many precedents that followed the Constitution. Created Judicial Branch. Supported BOR and National Bank. Passed Jay’s Treaty to get England off US land (but did not address ships). Spoke against political parties. Ignored personal attacks.
Name one controversy from Jefferson’s presidency and one from Washington’s.
Jefferson – Louisiana Purchase, Embargo Act, no rights for women and slaves, Barbary Pirates Washington – Bill of Rights, Jay’s Treaty, criticisms about being king, making the bank, Whiskey Rebellion
Which leader and party supported agriculture? Why?
Jefferson and Democratic- Republicans To support common people and the states rights.
What political party did Jefferson lead? What was their biggest belief?