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PGMS 5.40 and 5.41 Tennesseean's Prior to Civil War and Issues on Slavery
Terms in this set (30)
What are the 3 grand divisions of Tennessee?
West Tennessee, East Tennessee, and Middle Tennessee. (Which is where we live)
Which division of Tennessee wanted slavery to be a part of it?
West Tennessee (Because of the Plantations)
Power of a government to take private property for public use.
the action or process of investing money for profit or material result.
to disturb with hostility
A person who wanted to end slavery
to assist or encourage, especially in wrongdoing
specific messages designed to persuade an audience
Trees that are cut down and made into slabs to build things like houses or other buildings
factories where metals are cast or molded
a type of iron produced by smelting iron ore with coke; of lower quality than wrought iron
First French Lick Settler to be killed by Native Americans. Willed his female slave to his son on his death-bed. (connection with slavery)
Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
A law that made it a crime to help runaway slaves; allowed for the arrest of escaped slaves in areas where slavery was illegal and required their return to slaveholder
How were some slaves treated?
Many slaves were treated poorly.
What were the jobs of a slave?
slaves planted corn, cotton, and tobacco, cut trees into lumber, stone masons, brick makers and layers, blacksmiths, shoe makers, iron foundries, barbers, and house servants
one of TN's richest slaveowners who owned an iron foundry
Which 3 Tennesseean's moved to Texas in hopes of finding the "New Frontier?"
Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, and Susanna Dickinson
What was Sam Houston's nickname, given to him by the Cherokee he grew up living with?
Why did Texas want independence from Mexico?
1)Mexico banned slavery- but Texans needed slaves for cotton growing to sell to the Americans. 2) Religion- Catholic Mexico wanted the Protestant Americans to go to Roman Catholic Church which they didn't want. 3)Americans believed in Manifest Destiny
What was arguably the GREATEST battle of the Texas War for Independence?
The Alamo, where 200 American fighters lost their lives, except one; Susanna Dickinson. A Tennessean who was allowed to live as long as she went and told EVERYONE what happened there.
The first railway in Tennessee was in which city?
Who laid down the majority of the tracks for the Tennessee; Westward and Atlantic Railway?
Irish immigrants and Black Slaves
Why were the railroads so important to Tennessee?
They cut travel time and made travel safer, it allowed farmers' bounty to be sent to other towns more efficiently, it allowed new cities to pop up near the railways, (and eventually helped the Union during the Civil War.
What brought the issue of slavery to the forefront of Americans' consciousnesses?
Harriet Beecher Stowe's book "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Where was James K. Polk from
the 11th President was from Columbia, TN
"Dark Horse" Candidate--James K. Polk
A candidate for office with little support before the beginning of the nomination process; James K. Polk was the first dark horse candidate for president in 1844.
Who is responsible for the Cherokee written language?
A Cherokee blacksmith named Sequouyah
What is Manifest Destiny?
The belief that the United States had the RIGHT and the DUTY to expand west.
Who was president during the Mexican-American War?
James K. Polk
Aside from Manifest Destiny and Mexican-American War, what other things did James K. Polk accomplish during his presidency?
He created the Department of the interior, He issued the first postage stamp, and formed the U.S. Naval Academy
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