movement that reformed American prisons
seneca falls convention
Took place in upperstate New York in 1848. Women of all ages and even some men went to discuss the rights and conditions of women. There, they wrote the Declaration of Sentiments, which among other things, tried to get women the right to vote.
nat turners rebellion
A rebellion of slaves that used violence to use for a strike
a machine for cleaning the seeds from cotton fibers, invented by Eli Whitney in 1793
an artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo
Southerners favored freedom of trade and believed in the authority of states over the federal government. Southerners declared federal protective tariffs null and void.
Indian relocation act
law made by jackson giving the Indians the unsettled land west of the missisippi for existing state borders
treaty of guadalupe hidalgo
Treaty that ended the Mexican War, granting the U.S. control of Texas, New Mexico, and California in exchange for $15 million
purchase of land from mexico in 1853 that established the present U.S.-mexico boundary
compromise of 1850
Includes California admitted as a free state, the Fugitive Slave Act, Made popular sovereignty in most other states from Mexican- American War
Bill that would ban slavery in the territories acquired after the War with Mexico
annexation of texas
After the battle at the Alamo, Texas gains its independence, only to be annexed by the US shortly after. Leading to a land grab for California
A policy of spreading more political power to more people. It was a "Common Man" theme.
Allowed Missouri to enter the union as a slave state, Maine to enter the union as a free state, prohibited slavery north of latitude 36˚ 30' within the Louisiana Territory (1820)