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a pre-Civil War set of measures designed to unify the nation and strengthen its economy by means of protective tariffs, a national bank, an such international improvements as the development of a transportation system
Bank of the United States-
either of the two national banks, funded by the federal government and the private investors, established by congress, the first in 1791 and the second in 1816
"Fifty-Four Forty of Fight!"-
A slogan in the 1844 presidential campaigns call for the U.S annexation of the entire Oregon Territory
one of the people who migrated to California in search of riches, after gold was discovered there in 1848
the 19th-century belief that the United States would inevitably expand westward to the Pacific Ocean and into Mexican territory
the production of goods in large quantities, made possible by the use of machinery and the division of labor
an office holder's power to appoint people- usually those who have him or her get elected- to positions in government
a tax on imported goods that is intended to protect a nation's business from forgiven competition
the placing of the interests on one's own region ahead of the interests of the nation as a whole
one of the members of Congress who favored war with Britain in the early years of the 19th century
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