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Chapter 10: The Federalist Era
Name______________________
1. Who helped sponsor the first ten amendments?
2. Who was Washington’s Secretary of State?
3. Who was the first Attorney General of the United States?
4. Who was the leader of the Federalist Party?
5. Who was the leader of the Democratic-Republican Party?
6. What was the name of the Federalist newspaper?
7. Who won the election of 1796, where the President and Vice-President were from two different political
parties?
8. What helped the United States and France declare peace after they met with Napoleon Bonaparte?
9. What act increased the time required to become a citizen from 5 to 14 years?
10. What were some problems when Washington came into office?
11. Which act gave the President the power to imprison or deport any foreigner?
12. Which two states claimed the Sedition Act was a violation of the Constitution?
13. Which act allowed the U.S. government to arrest and deport all aliens who were citizens of foreign
nations at war with the U.S.?
14. Who was appointed chief justice by John Adams, and was one of the “midnight judges?”
15. What document led Native Americans to surrender most of the land in present-day Ohio?
16. Who was the first family to live in the White House?
17. What did the United States have to pay local rulers in order to safely trade with some foreign countries?
18. Which amendment called for electors to vote on separate ballots to elect the President and Vice
President?
19. At what battle did the American troops finally defeat the Native Americans?
20. This event happened because a French diplomat, plotted to ignore Washington’s order of neutrality and
equip ships to fight the British.
21. What treaty allowed American ships to use the lower Mississippi River and trade through the port of
New Orleans?
22. What did Washington warn against in his farewell address?
23. Who was the person that supposedly stitched the first stars and stripes of our American flag?
24. Who was the person who filled in for the Vice President if he was absent from the Senate?
25. What decision did Washington make on getting involved in the French Revolution?
26. In 1794 angry farmers refused to pay a governmental tax which led to the
27. How many amendments are in the Bill of Rights?
28. Federalists supported ___________________________ government.
29. Sedition means to act against the
30. After the XYZ affair, Congress voted to
31. Foreigners living in the United States are called
32. Which amendment abolished slavery?
33. Who has the sole power of impeachment?
34. What does the word impeach mean?
35. A government in which citizens rule through elected representatives is called a
36. The Virginia Company allowed the colonists to set up the _______________ so they would have some
say in their government. This assembly had the right to make local laws for the colony.
37. A tax on imported goods is called
38. The framers of the Constitution tried to develop a government that would
39. Under the federal system practiced in the United States, the final authority is the
40. What provision in the Constitution gives Congress the power to act as needed to meet the changing
needs of the nation?
41. The United States Constitution creates a system of checks and balances between the three branches of
government. The president can check Congress by?
42. What document written by Thomas Jefferson, declared the colonies separation from the British?
Chapter 10: The Federalist Era
Answers
Name______________________
1. Who helped sponsor the first ten amendments? James Madison
2. Who was Washington’s Secretary of State? Thomas Jefferson
3. Who was the first Attorney General of the United States? Edmund Randolph
4. Who was the leader of the Federalist Party? Alexander Hamilton
5. Who was the leader of the Democratic-Republican Party? Thomas Jefferson
6. What was the name of the Federalist newspaper? Gazette of the United States
7. Who won the election of 1796, where the President and Vice-President were from two different political
parties? John Adams (Federalists) – President; Thomas Jefferson (Democratic- Republican) – Vice
President
8. What helped the United States and France declare peace after they met with Napoleon Bonaparte?
Convention of 1800
9. What act increased the time required to become a citizen from 5 to 14 years? Naturalization Act
10. What were some problems when Washington came into office? Debt, small army, no navy, Native
American attacks, pirates attacking American ships
11. Which act gave the President the power to imprison or deport any foreigner? Alien Act
12. Which two states claimed the Sedition Act was a violation of the Constitution? KY and VA
13. Which act allowed the U.S. government to arrest and deport all aliens who were citizens of foreign
nations at war with the U.S.? Alien Enemies Act
14. Who was appointed chief justice by John Adams, and was one of the “midnight judges?” John
Marshall
15. What document led Native Americans to surrender most of the land in present-day Ohio? Treaty of
Greenville
16. Who was the first family to live in the White House? Adams
17. What did the United States have to pay local rulers in order to safely trade with some foreign countries?
tribute
18. Which amendment called for electors to vote on separate ballots to elect the President and Vice
President? 12th Amendment
19. At what battle did the American troops finally defeat the Native Americans? Battle of Fallen Timbers
20. This event happened because a French diplomat, plotted to ignore Washington’s order of neutrality and
equip ships to fight the British. Genêt Affair
21. What treaty allowed American ships to use the lower Mississippi River and trade through the port of
New Orleans? Pinckney’s Treaty
22. What did Washington warn against in his farewell address? Rivalries between North and South
interests, forming foreign alliances, development of political parties
23. Who was the person that supposedly stitched the first stars and stripes of our American flag? Betsy Ross
24. Who was the person who filled in for the Vice President if he was absent from the Senate? President
pro Tempore
25. What decision did Washington make on getting involved in the French Revolution? To remain neutral
26. In 1794 angry farmers refused to pay a governmental tax which led to the Whiskey Rebellion.
27. How many amendments are in the Bill of Rights? 1st 10 amendments
28. Federalists supported strong, federal government.
29. Sedition means to act against the government.
30. After the XYZ affair, Congress voted to enlarge the army and navy.
31. Foreigners living in the United States are called aliens.
32. Which amendment abolished slavery? 13th
33. Who has the sole power of impeachment? House of Representatives
34. What does the word impeach mean? Bring charges against
35. A government in which citizens rule through elected representatives is called a Republic.
36. The Virginia Company allowed the colonists to set up the House of Burgesses so they would have some
say in their government. This assembly had the right to make local laws for the colony.
37. A tax on imported goods is called tariff.
38. The framers of the Constitution tried to develop a government that would preserve and protect the
rights of its citizen.
39. Under the federal system practiced in the United States, the final authority is the Constitution.
40. What provision in the Constitution gives Congress the power to act as needed to meet the changing
needs of the nation? Elastic Clause
41. The United States Constitution creates a system of checks and balances between the three branches of
government. The president can check Congress by? Vetoing laws
42. What document written by Thomas Jefferson, declared the colonies separation from the British?
Declaration of Independence