What did Lewis and Clark want to accomplish with their expedition?
To explore the Louisiana Purchase territory
Who united Native Americans to fight against white settlers in the early 1800s?
What was the first river Lewis and Clark traveled on?
What tribe was involved in the Trail of Tears?
What did Eli Whitney invent?
On Lake Erie, whose ships defeated a British force?
What made mass production successful?
What battle was fought two weeks after the War of 1812?
Why did DeWitt Clinton want to build the Erie Canal?
He wanted a cheaper way to take goods from the Great Lake cities to other areas
Why was President Jefferson's embargo a failure?
Americans needed to trade with Europe
What factor was at the center of the Missouri Compromise?
Why did Napoleon sell Louisiana to the US?
To get money to fight wars
Why did Irish workers come to America in the 1840s?
A famine in Ireland
What city is the "Gateway to the West"?
How did Native Americans try to assimilate in the early 1800s?
Dressing in cloth trousers
What is an example of internal improvements?
The Erie Canal
In what ways did Native Americans respond to the expansion of the United States?
Native Americans responded to the expansion of the US in many ways. Some Native Americans sold their land to settlers. Others attempted to adjust to white ways hoping to keep their land. Some fought back, like the Tecumseh. Others moved to farms. During the Trail of Tears many Cherokees were forced from eastern states to move to the west. Many Cherokees died from sickness and abuse from white settlers while on the trail.
What were the working conditions in Lowell in the 1800s? How and why did they change?
The working conditions in Lowell, MA changed in many ways over time. The early years for workers at Lowell were very good. Then the work hours increased from 12 hours a day to over 14 with more work involved. Many women worked at Lowell from New England farms. The factory produced textiles which are fabrics. Lowell owners were trying to keep up with other mills, so they increased their work hours and expected more fabric. Workers could not quit because many other people wanted their jobs.