Category Archives: New Nation Begins

Inaugural Address of President John Adams – Primary Source Document

    Inaugural address of President John Adams 3/4/1797 Records of the U.S. Senate National Archives Identifier: 306444

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Nomination of John Marshall as Chief Justice by President Adams – Primary Source Document

  Message of President John Adams nominating John Marshall to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 1/20/1801 Records of the U.S. Senate National Archives Identifier: 306290

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Louisiana Purchase – Primary Source Document – April 30, 1803

The Louisiana Purchase has been described as the greatest real estate deal in history. In 1803 the United States paid France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory–828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River. The lands acquired stretched … Continue reading

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What is Judicial Review?

Judicial review is the power of the judicial branch of the U.S. government to decide if legislation from Congress or the Executive branch violates the U.S. Constitution. If the Supreme Court rules that legislation violates the constitution, it declares the … Continue reading

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Andrew Jackson & Indian Removal Acts (videos)

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War of 1812 (video)

Crash Course by John Green

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The Age of Jackson (video)

Crash Course by John Green

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