when was jefferson elected?
what was thw problem in the lousiana purchase?
farmers in Western Territories need the Mississippi river to get goods to markets
Which river opened up a lot of business for the workers?
the Mississippi river
what city was closed to the United States?
what country was not interested in American holdings?
Who was the ruler of France?
what country was desperate for money?
when did the Lousiana Purchase occur?
April 30, 1803
what does the lousiana purchase do?
double the size of america
how much did the louisiana purchase cost?
what president was philosophically inconsistent?
what did Jefferson do that made him "monarch-like"?
took over a massive piece of land without the consent of congress
what does the west mean for the colonists?
how did the colonists know to go west?
the findings of lewis and clark
in manifest destiny, where did God tell the colonists to go?
what was invented that made the states become more square in shape?
who did Jefferson send to explore the west?
lewis and clark
why did Jefferson send Lewis and Clark to explore the west?
to see what the US had aquired
who immesly aided lewis and clark?
what was the purpose of the war of 1812?
to push the Native Americans out of the Ohio Valley and to get the British out of North America
who was the war of 1812 supported by?
the War Hawks in Congress
what city do the British burn?
after burning DC, where were the British stopped?
what is nationalism?
pride for your country and the belief in manifest destiny
when did US grant Florida?
after Jackson invades
what did Jackson make sure Florida didn't become?
haven for runaway slaves
who did Jackson also battle with?
Seminoles and Creeks
who were helping the seminoles and creeks?
British and Spanish
what did the adams onis treaty give america?
who gave america florida?
Spanish and British
what does the Monroe Doctrine not let the europeans do?
colonize any land in the Americas
when was Jackson elected?
who was the first president "of the people"?
who did Jackson have a problem with?
the Native Americans
what was Jackson's way of getting rid of the Native Americans?
forcing them to the west
who refused to move west?
what was the trail of tears?
the cherokees were legally allowed to stay, but they were being tortured by the colonists so they had to leave
what state was previously occupied by both the British and Americans?
where did the dust bowl occur?
the great plains
during what time did the dust bowl happen?
the great depression
who did mexico gain independence from?
why did america take advantage of mexico?
it is just an emerging nation, as opposed to empire like Spain
what new state is easy prey for americans?
who was elected in 1844?
what did mexicans claim as their own?
what did polk want to do in the mexican war?
buy land from the mexicans, but they refused
what is lincoln's spot resolution?
he wants to be shown the spot where the blood was shed in mexican territory
where did the Treaty of Guadalupe establish a border?
what does the Homestead Act do?
gives settlers 160 acres for anyone who would live there for 5 years
what was Alaska also known as?
what opens up the west for many colonists?
the transcontinental railroad
where did america later look to further expand?
beyond its borders
what island did the US annex before it became a state?