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The challenge… The United States as a political entity starts out as a wonderful experiment… Pressure on the presidents, legislature, political parties.

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3 The challenge… The United States as a political entity starts out as a wonderful experiment… Pressure on the presidents, legislature, political parties leads to Constitutional questions…

4 Bill of Rights Under attack… Partisan attacks: Quasi War Alien and Sedition Acts 1798 Alien Act allowed the President to imprison or deport foreign citizens Sedition Act said persons who wrote, published, or made negative remarks about the govt. or its officials could be fined and/or jailed. KY/VA Resolutions = nullification introduced Precedent set …

5 Election of 1800 Federalist Adams Dem-Rep. Jefferson Aaron Burr Constitution says… 1804 12 th Amendment “Revolution of 1800” Judiciary Act of 1801 Marbury v. Madison

6 The Bank … Loose vs. Strict Construction McCulloch v Maryland “The Moneyed Monster” –Cash starved West –Land/slave rich South –$$ Northeast “The bank is killing me!” Veto but…

7 Embargo 1807… US vs England and France Northeast vs Jefferson soon South vs.TJ Loose vs. strict Government has the right to regulate…not restrict

8 Tariffs Govt. right to tax for revenue Northeast vs. South/West but mainly… Of Abominations 1828 Results in “South Carolina Exposition and Protest” 1829…John C. Calhoun (VP) Of 1832…leads to Nullification Crisis, Force Act, compromise of 1833 (Clay)

9 Louisiana Purchase Pressure to secure New Orleans rights of passage and storage Napoleon vs. Jefferson Alliance w/England? $10 mill for N.O.? $15 mill for all Constitution says? Oh, it doesn’t say… Let’s make it a treaty Huzzah, huzzah!!!


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