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A History Of US, Book 4, Chapers 19-21

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1826
Adams retired to his farm in Quincy. Here he penned his elaborate letters to Thomas Jefferson. Here on July 4, 1826, he whispered his last words: "Thomas Jefferson survives." But Jefferson had died at Monticello a few hours earlier.
endowed
provided or supplied or equipped with (especially as by inheritance or nature)
spurred
encouraged or prompted
palpable
capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind
couriers
riders carring messages across persian Empire, changing horses at stations along the way.
Andrew Jackson
7th U.S. President. 1829-1837. Democratic
spittoons
a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)
receptacle
a container that is used to put or keep things in
flax
plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem
cottin gin
made to separate and clean cotton; Eli Whitney; huge achievment with huge effect on the South
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 Lowell
set up first industrial town, in Massachusetts
ingenuity
the property of being ingenious
corduroy
a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs
renovated
repaired and improved