Westward Expansion - USI.8
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This territory was added in the early 1800s
USA and Great Britain split this territory
An idea held by a nineteenth-century Americans that the United States was destined to rule the continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
American inventor who designed the first commercially successful steamboat, which helped transportation between the North and South
Events that impacted American Indians between 1801-1861
-The removal of the Cherokee Indians in Georgia due to the discovery of gold.
- Supreme Court decision that supported the Cherokee Indians' rights to their land.
- American Indian Removal Act
- Trail of Tears
William Lloyd Garrison
Prominent American abolitionist, journalist and social reformer. Editor of radical abolitionist newspaper "The Liberator."
The Seneca Falls Convention, in the Declaration of Sentiments, the participants said...
"All men and women are created equal."
Knowledge of overland trails
a geographic factor that influenced westward expansion
someone who takes a new product and sells it at market
Isabel Sojourner Truth
A former enslaved African American, was a nationally known advocate for equality, women's rights, and justice
Former slave who helped slaves escape on the Underground Railroad
Susan B. Anthony
Key leader of the women's suffrage movement
Escaped slave and great black abolitionist who fought to end slavery through political action. Founder of the anti-slavery newspaper "The North Star"
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Organized the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention
Spain gave up this territory to the US through a treaty in 1819
Americans gained this territory through a war with Mexico
Oregon and Santa Fe Trails
Most traveled overland trails to the west; dangerous and extremely popular