Changes that have been approved and made a part of the Constitution.
Bill of Rights
The first 10 amendments of the Constitution.
Freedom of speech, press and religion.
Freedom to keep and bear arms.
Protects the rights of the accused.
Limits the power of the national government.
The belief that it was natural and the "obvious fate" of the United States to expand and take over territories west of the Mississippi River.
Large regions of land that were added to the United States.
To add territory to a country.
An area of land set aside by the United States government for Native Americans to live on.
A trip by a group if people to explore unknown places. The group itself is also called expedition.
People who protect or defend against an outside attack.
The geographic line between two places, such as two countries.
The act of giving up territory, usually as a result of a treaty.
The land from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains that the US bought from France.
Spain agreed to give Florida to the U.S. after battles led by General Andrew Jackson.
After many battles with the Native Americans and Mexicans living in Texas, the U.S. acquired Texas as the 28th state.