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Unit 5 Test - Manifest Destiny
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Declaration of sentiments
Document signed in 1848 by 68 women and 32 men who attended the first women's rights convention to be organized by women.
Infamous migrants forced to resort of cannibalism
a religious group that fled to the American colonies in 1774 to escape persecution in England, and to establish a utopian society. The group's leader was
Seneca Falls Convention
New York site of the organized women's rights movement in 1848
War between the United States and Mexico after the U.S. annexation of Texas; U.S. acquired vast new territories from Mexico (CA, NM, UT, NV, AZ some of CO & WY)
Whigs Party opposed to Democrats. Opposed Manifest Destiny.
Indian Removal act
AKA Trail of Tears. Thousands of American Indians forced to move from Florida and Georgia to Oklahoma territory. During Jackson's presidency.
cult of domesticity
an opinion about women in the 1800s that said women should stay at home and should not do any work outside of the home
political party made up of anti-slavery former members of the Whig Party and the Democratic Party. Its main purpose was to oppose the expansion of slavery into the western territories, arguing that free men on free soil comprised a morally and economically superior system to slavery
was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States Congress, created the first generation of American mental asylums.
Susan B. Anthony
african american slave who was freed in 1820
Sojourner Truth was an freed slave who later became a very important African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist.
"54-40 or fight"
Polk's bluff / war cry for Oregon
Two abolitionist sisters from South Carolina who spoke out against slavery and social injustice, legends of their time
Uncle Toms Cabin
Book written in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe, it was an antislavery book, widely read- hated by southerners - made northerners more skeptical of slavery
The right to vote (particularly women's right to vote)
William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer.
a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century enslaved people of African descent in the United States in efforts to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.
Henry David Thoreau
American transcendentalist who was against slavery. Started the movement of civil-disobedience when he refused to pay the toll-tax to support the Mexican War.
Persecuted for their beliefs and practices. Eventually settled in Utah.
1853 purchase by the United States of southwestern lands from Mexico
Mormon leader who founded Salt Lake City
African american Slave who led a group of slaves through Virginia in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow and kill Planter families
A notion held by a nineteenth-century Americans that the United States was destined to rule North America
system where the people vote to elect by popular
Time in California when many people rushed west after gold was discovered
nickname given to those who went to California and mined for gold
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American writer, big part of enlightenment period and transcendentalism
The fight to end slavery
Trail of Tears
path native Americans were sent after they were told to leave for western migration of the US
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