President of the United States and Virginia Resolutions Essays

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Nullification- the states’ rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress
Sectionalism- excessive regard for sectional or local interests; regional or local spirit,
Prejudice, etc
XYZ affair- an incident in Franco-American relations in which a bribery attempt perpetrated by French agents in 1797 led the US to the brink of formal war with France.
High federalists- The Federalists were a political party early in the US national experience
Sedition act- Unlawfully to combine or conspire together to oppose any measure of the government of the United States, &c. This section was not complained of.

1. Give two reasons why the Republicans didn’t run a presidential candidate in 1792?
Adams received seventy one electoral votes and Jefferson sixty eight. Jefferson had a wide popular appeal.
2. What foreign policy did Washington urge in his farewell address? What reasons did he give? Do you agree or disagree with his point of view? explain

Washington seeks to convince the American people that his service is no longer necessary by once again, as he had in his first inaugural address, telling them that he truly believes that he was never really qualified to be president and if he accomplished anything during his presidency it was as a result of their support and efforts to help the country survive and prosper also to Avoid Foreign Entanglements. To avoid alliances with foreign powers. He thought the US should be isolationist. I agree because it makes us more of an independent country.

3. What interpretation of the constitution was advanced by the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions? Why were the resolutions? Why were the resolutions not adopted by other state governments?
The Kentucky Resolutions and the Virginia Resolutions set the basic arguments for states' rights. Both documents seemed to support the rights of the states to interpret the Constitution by saying that if an individual state considered an act of Congress in violation of, or in conflict with the Constitution, that state could then declare that act null and void within the borders of that state. John C. Calhoun would base his doctrine of Nullification on the arguments set forth in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions.
1. Why do you think George Washington was chosen the first president of the United States?
He was chosen by the people in the first Presidential election under the US Constitution. As…