Chapter 8

The Jefferson Era

Between 1800 and 1816, the Jeffersonian Republicans nearly doubled the size of the country by purchasing Louisiana Territory from France, opening the area north of the Ohio River as well as southern and western Alabama to white settlement; and--to protect American shipping and seamen, clear westerns lands of Indians, and

preserve national honor--once again waged war with Britain, fighting the world's strongest power to a stalemate. In addition, the Supreme Court established the principle of judicial review, which enables the courts to review the constitutionality of federal laws and invalidate acts of Congress when they conflict with the Constitution.

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