British practice of taking American sailors and forcing them into military service
An agreement that allowed Missouri to enter the Union (United States) as a slave state and Maine as a free state. It also banned slavery north of 36 30.
Used to Jackson to give government positions to ones friends who helped get them elected.
Politicians who were eager to go to war against Great Britain.
Trail of Tears
Forced march of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia to Oklahoma.
Francis Scott Key
American who wrote the Star Spangled Banner (the National Anthem) during the War of 1812
California Gold Rush
People raced to Sutter's Mill in California in 1849 when gold was discovered.
Battle of New Orleans
Battle during the War of 1812. The battle made Andrew Jackson a hero.
War of 1812
US war against Great Britain during the war the British burned Washington DC. The war gave Americans great sense of nationalism.
Place where the Native Americans were forced to relocate. It is present day Oklahoma.
People who wanted to end slavery.
The most important cash crop in the South
People of a territory would vote to decide if they wanted to allow slavery in their territory.
Belief that the US was intended to spread from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
Trail taken by the Mormons to Utah to gain religious freedom.
Trail taken by farmers to Oregon to gain the rich farmland
Mission in Texas where the Mexican Army defeated and killed 188 Americans in 1836
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
Fugitive Slave Act
a law that made it a crime to help runaway slaves; allowed for the arrest of escaped slaves in areas where slavery was illegal and required their return to slaveholders
System where thousands of slaves were able to escape to Canada
Kansas Nebraska Act
1854 - Created Nebraska and Kansas as states and gave the people in those territories the right to chose to be a free or slave state through popular sovereignty.
Nickname given to Kansas after violence erupted between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces
The North, the United States, the blue, the Yankees, Billy Yank
The South, the Confederate States of American, the gray, the Rebels, Johnny Reb
Robert E. Lee
General for the South during the Civil War. A brilliant leader.