Terms for History Final

Cult of Domesticity
it glorified the traditional role of women as homemakers. The belief that women are better off at home than in the work place, the belief that if you educated a woman it would harm her brain
Walt Whitman
a transcendentalist, he was highly romantic, emotional, and unconventional, his book, Leaves of Grass, was banned in Boston
Sylvester Graham
invented the graham cracker. During the second great awakening reforms in many different places (prisons, diets, etc). Sylvester felt that we did not have enough fiber in our diet so his goal was to bring better nutrition to the people especially in the nation's poor class. The graham cracker was designed to improve health.
Charles Finney
the greatest revivalist preacher of the Second Great Awakening who advocated a perfect Christian kingdom on earth, while he denounced alcohol and slavery. He was a very emotional speaker and really reached out to his viewers
Economic Coercion
The English navy continually stole American sailors. Jefferson becomes very much angered. However, the United States had a very weak navy and army so he did not wish to engage in with England. So he came up with "economic coercion" to force Britain to come to Jefferson and agree to his terms. His terms were the Embargo Act, which cut off all trade with England and everywhere else. Jefferson hoped by cutting off trade England would come to terms and stop stealing their American sailors.
Pioneers that began to move out West grew to depend on themselves, and began to care only about their own area rather than the area around them.
"Bleeding Kansas"
When Douglas wrote up his Kansas-Nebraska Act, it was assumed that Nebraska would be free, and Kansas would be slave, but that would ultimately be determined by popular sovereignty. When Kansas first opened up many Northerners moved into the area, which angered people of the South because they needed more seats in the Senate, so people from Missouri went into Kansas, pretended to be Kansas citizen, but then went back to Missouri. The Free-Spoilers were out raged and made their own government (which was illegal) in Topeka. The Other government (slave) was in Shawnee.
Santa Fe
Northern Mexico
Mexico City
Higher Law
God's ruling can overrule the constitution. Thought of by Seward and the Young Guard
Lecompton Constitution
You can vote "with" slavery or "without" slavery, but either way people with slaves living in Kansas will be allowed to keep their slaves, so either way there will be slavery in Kansas.
Lewis Cass
father of popular sovereignty
wanted to preserve the union, free soiler
John Deere
His invention of the steel plow helped the North win the civil war, hence helping to preserve the nation