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Expansion West and Attempts at Compromise

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Gold Rush
Immigrants came to California for the purpose of getting rich , most didn't get rich, but ended up staying in California.
Indian Removal
the forced removal of Native Americans in order to claim their land and to reduce the level of conflicts between them and settlers.
Oregon Trail
connected Missouri and Oregon, 2000 mile journey, pioneers traveled it in hopes of obtaining fertile and cheap land.
Texas Annexation
the US brings Texas into the United States, helping to spread the US across the continent
Mormons
felt they were being persecuted for their beliefs and chose to move into the area that becomes Utah
Maine
Free State that entered the US as a result of the Compromise of 1820
36 30 Line
Boundary used to divided the Louisiana Purchase into free and slave territory
Fugitive Slave Act
allowed slave catchers to take runaway slaves back to the South and punished whites who helped runaways
Washington, D.C.
where the slave trade was banned as a result of the Compromise of 1850
Kansas
territory where bloody fighting will take place as a result of proslavery settlers arriving from Missouri
Nebraska
territory north of Kansas where little fighting occurred over the slavery issue
California
state that enters the United States as a free state from the Compromise of 1850
Missouri
Slave State that entered the US as a result of the Compromise of 1820
Dred Scott Decision
Supreme Court ruling that said the new territories are open to slavery
Santa Anna
leader of the Mexican army during the Mexican war
James K. Polk
President of the United States during the Mexican War, wanted the US to expand
Slave code
laws that restricted slaves' freedom and rights
Andrew Jackson
leader of the Democratic Party, supported by the common man and those on the frontier
Nullification Crisis
South Carolina did not want to pay a tariff
Spoils System
the practice of giving jobs in government to supporters