Us history

Unit 1 Key Terms

  • John Hancock

    John Hancock
    John Hancock was an American merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • John Witherspoon

    John Witherspoon
    John Witherspoon an American Revolutionary leader and educator (born in Scotland) who was the only college president to sign the Declaration of Independence.
  • John Peter Muhlenberg

    John Peter Muhlenberg
    Is an American clergyman, Continental Army soldier during the American Revolutionary War, he served in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate from Pennsylvania and is one of The Founding fathers
  • Benjamin Rush

    Benjamin Rush
    Physician; signer of the Declaration of Independence, and social reformer; Rush advocated the penitentiary as a replacement for capital and corporal punishment; Founding Father
  • E Pluribus Unum

    E Pluribus Unum
    A13-letter traditional motto of the United States, appearing on the Great Seal along with Annuit cœptis and Novus ordo seclorum, and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782.
  • John Trumbull Sr.

    John Trumbull Sr.
    Was the only man who served as governor in both an English colony and an American state, and he was the only governor at the start of the American Revolutionary War
  • John Jay

    John Jay
    He signed the Treaty of Paris and was the first Chief Justice of the United States. Represented New York in the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  • US Constitution

    US Constitution
    The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government.
  • Bill of RIghts

    Bill of RIghts
    The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power.
  • Fifth Amendment

    Fifth Amendment
    Requires grand jury indictment for a serious crime, bans double jeopardy, no loss of life, liberty or property without due process of law.
  • Alex de Tocqueville and his Five Principles

    Alex de Tocqueville and his Five Principles
    Author of Democracy in America who named five values crucial to American success as a constitutional republic.Which are
    1. Liberty
    2. Egalitarianism
    3. Individualism
    4. Populism
    5. Laissez-Faire

    The U. S. Department of Treasury states "the motto, IN GOD WE TRUST, was placed on United States coins largely because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War; 1955 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a public law requiring all money have the motto
  • Eminent Domain

    Eminent Domain
    The power of the government to force transfers of property from owners to itself --where the gov't intends to take the property
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    It is a document that declared independence from Britain and the formation of a new country.
  • Charles Carroll

    Charles Carroll
    Only Catholic who signed the Declaration of Independence and was also the Maryland Representative in the Continental Congress .