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Lewis and Clark Expedition
an expansion expedition commissioned by President Jefferson to explore the West.
Marbury vs. Madison
1803 - a case in which the Supreme Court ruled that it had the power to abolish acts they believed unconstitutional
purchase by the U.S. of France's Louisiana territory - extended the area from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains
War of 1812
War between America and the British empire, Native Americans sided with British. Ended with the Treaty of Ghent
a group of young congressmen from the south and the west who called for war against Britain
Battle of New Orleans
Andrew Jackson's troops defeated superior British forces in New Orleans after the war had ended
Treaty of Ghent
a treaty signed on Christmas Eve in 1814 which declared an end to fighting between the British and the Americans
made the first musket of interchangeable parts. He made the first step to discovering tools which uneducated people could use.
Henry Clay's American System
pre civil war assessment designed to unify the nation with protective tariffs,
Erie Canal/National Road
363 mile long artificial waterway connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie, built in 1825
the placing of interests of one's own region ahead of the interest of a nation as a whole
Missouri Compromise (222)
a series of agreements passed by Congress from 1820-21 to maintain the balance of power between slave states and free states
a policy of the US opposition to any European interference with the affairs of the Western Hemisphere, announced by President Monroe in 1823
military leader who won series of battles at New Orleans and defeated the Native American's at the battle of Horseshoe Bend
Trail of Tears
the marches in which the cherokee people were forcibly removed from Georgia to the Indian Territory in 1838-1840
Second Great Awakening
a 19th century religious movement in which individual responsibility for seeking salvation was emphasized, along with need for the personal and social improvement
Expansion in Texas
Spanish owned the Mexicans, Mexicans gained independence and Texas, Texas gained independence and joined the union in 1836
Remember the Alamo
Austin argued for independence, Santa Anna went to San Antonio with 4,00 soldiers to fight, Texans drove them out in fort Alamo in 1835
the 19th Century belief that the US would inevitably expand westward to the pacific ocean and into the Mexican territory
Slidell opposed, polk urged war, Kearny marched to New Mexico, group of Americans took Sonoma, California, William Scott's troops captured Mexico City in 1847
California Gold Rush
1848 - James Marshall discovered gold in Sutter's Mill, people went to the West coast in hope to be rich.
Declaration of Sentiments
Elizabeth Caddy Stanton and others wrote the Declaration of Sentiments correcting all areas which were unfair to women
a woman who found the statistics in which there were 3 sick women for every healthy one
an american education reformist who also was in the Massachusetts House of reps for 6 years
Henry David Thoreau
mostly known for his book Walden which talked about natural surroundings and articles about civil disobedience where he told people to stop listening to the government
Tariff os 1816
a protective tariff designed to aid American industries and to block off French and English products
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