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Idea that US was destined to expand across the American continent.
Napoleon Bonaparte needs money to protect France so he sells France's Louisiana territory to the US
Indian Removal Act of 1830
US government moved all natives to "native territory" (Oklahoma)
Trail of Tears
1838-1839 800 mile migration of the Cherokees that resulted in much death and suffering.
Little Big Horn
Sioux vs Custer. Sioux win. Battle in southern Montana
Early machine guns. Very powerful. Aided the US in breaking native resistance.
Wounded Knee Creek
1890 South Dakota. Sioux did ghost dance which had a vision of an afterlife where all white people disappeared. White people got scared and the US Calvary came in to stop the Sioux. A Sioux man accidentally shot off a gun and the Calvary responded by killing more the 200 sioux.
Texas declared independence from Mexico because of all the US citizens settled there. Became a state in 1845.
Mexican American War
Mexicans called it "the North American Intervention" or war of 1847. US wins.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
US gets 1/2 of Mexico's territory (gets Texas for $15 million)
American Civil War
South seceded. North saw this as illegal insurrection and betrayal and blackmail. North wanted free people laboring, not slaves. North wins.
Abolished slavery in rebellious states. Released officially on the 1st of January, 1864.
Had division problems because of French and British settlers
The War of 1812
Canadian Unity against an external threat. US declared war on Britain over encroachment on US rights. Canada = front lines of conflict. Canada resisted the US trying to take over. This built Canadian identity.
Liberator of Latin American societies.
In charge of government. Almost nobody else had a say in Latin America
Regional military leaders in Latin America.
used terror to get Argentina under control. Called "the Machiavelli of the Pampas" or " the Argentine Nero"
(1806-1872) aimed to limit the power of the military and the Roman Catholic Church. Leader of reform in Mexico.
Constitution of 1857
Set forth ideals of the reform in Mexico.
division between liberal la reforms and traditional conservatism Foreign powers got involved. Napoleon 3 installed a leader who was killed. Beat back French invaders on 5 May 1862 (Cinco de Mayo).
(1910-1920). Middle class wanted to overthrow Diaz because of unequal land. Guerilla warfare with leader Zapata and Villa. They were killed but Mexico constitution brought reforms.
Kept labor costs down in US. These people came from Europe because of debt, search of cheap land and jobs.
Symbolized industrial intrusion into the natural environment.
Electric lights, telephones, typewriters, phonographs, film photography, motion picture cameras, and electric motors
Coordinated strike of railroad workers shut down 2/3 of nations railroads.
Wanted higher wages and job security for workers
Argentina Big industry
sheep and cow meat.
Dawes Severalty Act of 1887
Shifted land from collective tribal land to individual family land. Also took native children from their families to assimilate them and teach them Christianity and English.
Seneca Falls Convention of 1848
Feminist convention. Wrote a declaration of sentiments based on the Declaration of Independence. Women fight for equal rights.
from different countries brought parts of their society with them.
Very cosmopolitan city in Latin America. Had broad avenues, smart boutiques and handsome buildings with wrought iron. "The Paris of Americas. "
Led independent lives in relatively egalitarian society. Symbol of Latin American society. Gradually died out.
A social ethnic that honored male strength, courage, aggressiveness, assertiveness, and cunning.
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