Study Guide Chapter 8 - The Federalist Era
Chapter 8, The Federalist Era, Reading and Study Guide
Section 1, The First President, pages 252-257
- What departments and offices did Congress set up in the executive department? Whom did Washington pick to fill these roles?
Department: Secretary chosen:
- What department handles relations with other nations?
- What department handles the country’s finances?
- What did the Judiciary Act of 1789 establish?
- What did the Bill of Rights limit and what did it protect?
- What is national debt?
- What was Hamilton’s plan regarding the national debt?
- What compromise did Hamilton offer in order to get approval for his plan?
- What is a tariff? Why did Hamilton propose a tariff?
Section 2, Early Challenges - pages 261-263
- Where and why did the Whiskey Rebellion take place?
- What did Washington’s actions in the Whiskey Rebellion signify to the nation?
- Explain what happened at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
- What were the terms of the Treaty of Greenville?
- Name the French diplomat who tried to recruit Americans to attack British ships.
- What is impressment?
- What were the terms of Jay’s Treaty with the British? What issue was not resolved?
- How did Americans respond to Jay’s Treaty?
- Which country did we sign Pinckney's Treaty with? What did it say?
- What did Washington’s Proclamation of Neutrality say? What two things did it bar?(prohibit)
- What three issues did Washington speak about in his farewell address?
Section 3, The First Political Parties - Pages 265-270
- How did Washington feel about political parties?
- Define partisan.
- Which two cabinet members of Washington were always disagreeing with one another?
- Define caucus.
- What were the first two political parties and who supported each of these parties?
- What were the Federalists beliefs about a National Bank?
- Which candidate and which political party won the election of 1796? Who was VP?
- Give the causes and effects of the XYZ Affair.
- Which act allowed the president to deport or imprison aliens?
- Which act made it a crime to criticize the government?
- Why were many people opposed to these acts?
- How did Madison and Jefferson try to legally overturn these unpopular laws?