1830ish. Followed temperance movement and set up public schools and minimum requirements. Horace Mann was main component in movement.
The concept that political power rests with the people who can create, alter, and abolish government. People express themselves through voting and free participation in government
former slave + abolitionist, stood up for his beliefs, fought for womens + blacks rights, runaway slave, newspaper-the north star
basic principle of American government which states that government is restricted in what it may do, and each individual has rights that government cannot take away
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
A prominent advocate of women's rights, Stanton organized the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention with Lucretia Mott
Trail of Tears
The tragic journey of the cherokee people from their home land to indian territory between 1838 and 1839, thousands of cherokees died.
Indian Removal Act
passed in 1830 by Congress; it called for the government to negotiate treaties that would require the Native Americans to relocate West.
U.S. statesmen, 16th president. Led Union to victory in Civil War. Assassinated. Sometimes called "Honest Abe".
Checks and Balances
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power
Seperation of Powers
dividing the powers of government among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches
Robert E. Lee
Confederate general who had opposed secession but did not believe the Union should be held together by force