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Gov. Unit 2 Review
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Explain Manifest Destiny
a phrase that was used to justify American westward expansion into areas such as Oregon, Texas, and California and also a belief that the U.S system is better than any other and that the U.S. had the right and duty to spread out across the entire continent
It started over a border dispute with Mexico
The Mexican-American War & the annexation of Texas
A route from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City; used by pioneers traveling West
the Oregon Trail
The 1848 agreement between the U.S. and Mexico ending the Mexican-American War
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
the 1803 purchase by the U.S of French Territory
the Louisiana Purchase
Rebellion in which Texas won it's independence from Mexico.
Texas Revolution was the rebellion that won it's independence.
Leaders of the Corps of Discovery Expedition that were hired to explore the Louisiana Territory.
Lewis and Clark
In 1868, this made all persons born or naturalized in the US including former slaves, citizens of the country guaranteeing equal protection under the law.
The 14th Amendment
A system in which landowners give farm workers land, seed, and tools in return for a part of the crops they grow.
Adopting in 1870, that prohibits the denial of voting rights to people because of their race or color or because they were former slaves.
The 15th Amendment
The period that involved rebuilding after the Civil War, during which the Confederate States were admitted back into the US.
A secret organizations that used terrorist tactics in an attempt to restore white supremacy in the Southern states after the after the Civil War.
The Ku Klux Klan
a federal agency set up to help former slaves after the Civil War
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