Western Expansion Vocabulary
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an act of the Continental Congress establishing the method of governing in the Northwest Territory
a toll free road built by the Federal government from Baltimore to Illinois
Right of Deposit
the right to load and unload goods in a foreign port without paying a tax.
land between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. Purchased from France in 1803.
Orders in Council
British laws forbidding American ships from entering French ports
militarily shutting off a nations ports from trade
not taking sides in war or others disputes
1807 act under which American merchants were forbidden to trade with any foreign nation.
a group of congressmen who favored driving the British from North America in 1810
Treaty of Ghent
the treaty that ended the war of 1812
devotion to the interests of one's own nation
Adams Onis Treaty
1819 agreement between Spain and the US; U.S received Florida and land in Alabama and Mississippi along the Gulf of Mexico for $5 million
policy issued by president James Monroe warning European Nations against trying to retake their former colonies in Latin America
a law that forced Native Americans to leave their homelands and relocate further west
person who looks for gold or other minerals
town that springs up almost overnight
idea that the U.S. had the right to rule all of North America
land set aside by the U.S Government for Native Americans
a person who holds on to past ideas
a person who favors reform and social progress, change
British would kidnap Americans and force them to serve in their navy
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