Events during New Nation

Events during New Nation
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  • Whiskey Rebellion 
  • Federal Judiciary Act of 1789
  • Marbury Vs. Madison
  • Judicial Review
  • This was a rebellion that began by farmers in 1791-1794. The farmers were angry due to the taxes being put on the whiskey they produced. It was the 1st test of the Constitution and President Washington led a military force to stop the rebellion. This proved that our nation was strong and was ready to put down the uproar.   
  • Alien Act
  • You must live in the United States of America for 14 years before you can apply for citizenship.
  • This was an act passed in 1789 to set up a court system to see what it would be like. This act established 13 district courts, 3 circuit courts of appeal, 6 justices for the Supreme Court, and states had their own courts but the Federal can dismiss the decision. It was sign to be put into law by George Washington. John Jay was the 1st Supreme Court Chief Justice. 
  • Sedition Act
  • You cannot speak out, write or publish anything criticizing our government.
  • This was a very important case between James Madison and William Marbury that established judicial review in 1803. Judicial review is something that the Supreme Court uses to review decisions and to decide whether if they are constitutional or unconstitutional. Judicial review is still practiced today in the Supreme Court during cases. 
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • This was an act created by federalists in 1798 that stated new incoming immigrants have to live in the United States for 14 years before they can apply for citizenship. If they do not apply for citizenship, the President can deport or imprison the immigrant.  
  • This act was created by federalist in 1798 that stated you could not speak out, write or publish criticisms against the government. If you were caught, the President would prosecute against you. 
  • This was the purchase of the Louisiana territory in 1803 by France. The land doubles the size of the United States and they bought it for 15$ million dollars. It is located West of the Mississippi River and East of the Rocky Mountains. This purchase included the state of Louisiana its self.  
  • Property of the United States
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