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This set is on the Industrial Revolution.

Judicial review

The supreme court has the last say in interpreting the constitution.

Monroe Doctrine

A statement of foreign policy which proclaimed that Europe should not interfere in affairs within the United States or in the development of other countries in the Western Hemisphere.

American System

Created by Henry Clay - protective tariff, strong national bank and a network of roads and canals.

National Road

First national road building project funded by Congress. It made travel and transportation of goods much easier because it was one continuous road that was in good condition.

Erie Canal

waterway that ran from Albany to Buffalo, New York

Noah Webster

American writer who wrote textbooks to help the advancement of education. He also wrote a dictionary which helped standardize the American language.

John Marshall

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court appointed by John Adams

John C. Calhoun

Andrew Jackson's Vice President

Henry Clay

United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states.

Industrial Revolution

Change in technology, brought about by improvements in machinery and by use of steam power.


Using interchangeable parts.

Samuel Slater

He memorized the way that the British made machines and he brought the idea to America. He made our first cotton spinning machine.

Francis Cabot Lowell

Visited England and returned to the US to open a mill in Mass. That brought spining and weaving in one building in a town named after him

Robert Fulton

American inventor who designed the first commercially successful steamboat and the first steam warship.

Henry Miller Shreve

a river captain and steamboat builder who helped clear the Red River so people could travel easier.


This was the original name for Lowell, Massachusetts along the Merrimack River. Renamed Lowell in honor of who built the first factory system at this town.

Soil Exhaustion

is when the soil has lost nutrients needed by the plant.

cotton gin

a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers.

Eli Whitney

United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin.

Nat Turner

United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia.

New Orleans

Where about 450 slaves gathered together after a plantation revolt.

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