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A sequence of violent events involving abolitionists and pro-Slavery elements that took place in Kansas-Nebraska Territory. The dispute further strained the relations of the North and South, making civil war imminent.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
Set up a unified government for the towns of the Connecticut area (Windsor, Hartford, and Wethersfield). First constitution written in America.
an economic system (Europe in 18th C) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests
a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)
1620 - The first agreement for self-government in America. It was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower and set up a government for the Plymouth colony.
an original source that informs directly, not through another person's explanation or interpretation
the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215
an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
Declaration of Independence
the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the colonies from Great Britain
California Gold Rush
1849 (San Francisco 49ers) Gold discovered in California attracted a rush of people all over the country to San Francisco.
the body of electors who formally elect the United States president and vice-president
John Brown's scheme to invade the South with armed slaves, backed by sponsoring, northern abolitionists; seized the federal arsenal; Brown and remnants were caught by Robert E. Lee and the US Marines; Brown was hanged
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
an agreement in 1820 between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States concerning the extension of slavery into new territories
the political orientation of those who hold that a republic is the best form of government
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
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