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Reasons why American Colonists settled where they did religious persecution
Foundations of American Democracy: The Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights,and the Constitution of America
Why did the Anti-Federalists oppose the ratification of the Constitution in 1787?Constitution threatened liberties and failed to protect individual rights Constitution threatened liberties and failed to protect individual rights
Thomas Paine and Common Sense Independence for England and the creation of a democratic republic
Declaration of Independence Declaration of independence for the 13 american colonies from Great Britain, written by Thomas Jefferson, adopted on July 4th of 1776
Shays’ Rebellion Armed uprising in Massachusetts during 1786 and 1787, led by Daniel Shays previous Revolutionary war veteran, against civil rights and perceived economic injustices
Louisiana Purchase U.S. bought 827,000 square miles of land for $15 million from France
Missouri Compromise of 1820 Maine was permitted as a free state and Missouri as a slave state in 1820, effort to keep a congressional balance of power between free and slave states
Compromise of 1850 compromise for a crisis between North and South, Fugitive Slave Act was amended, slave trade in Washington, D.C. was abolished
Manifest Destiny Attitude about United States spreading from coast to coast
Economic differences of the North and South prior to the Civil War The North was mainly manufacturing, and the South was mainly based on agriculture
Lincoln’s goal in the Civil War The Emancipation Proclamation
Seneca Falls Convention The first women’s rights convention
Reconstruction Period The period after the Civil War
President Andrew Johnson and the Reconstruction Period Gave land to the blacks
Result of the Civil War Slave states succeeded from the United States
Black Codes Laws passed by Southern slave states
Native Americans The indigenous people of the United States
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 The first law depriving immigrants of passage into the United States
Indian Wars between 1860-1890 Battles between the U.S. and Native Americans
Homestead Act of 1862 Gave settlers 160 acres of land
Transcontinental Railroad Train route across the United States completed in 1869
Development of the Great Plains The railroads helped
Three-fifths Compromise Compromise reached by delegates from southern and northern states
Reconstruction goals after the Civil War Rejoin all states to the union and help rebuild the south
Economic impact of the Civil War The civil war was expensive
Tenements A run-down apartment building or slum
Women's’ Suffrage Movement Information, articles, and facts about the struggle for the right for women to vote
Battleship Maine American naval ship that sank in Cuba
Why was the North worried about Great Britain during the Civil War? Probably because the establishment of slavery in the U.S. which was illegal in Great Britain
Impressments The act of taking men into a military or naval force without notice or any opinion in the matter
Trail of Tears Series of forced removals of Native American nations from their homelands in the Southeastern United States
Why did the South secede from the Union? They were scared that their way of life was threatened by president Lincoln’s election
Emancipation Proclamation Led to the total ending of slavery
Why could Lincoln not carry out his plan of Reconstruction? Because he got assassinated
Mukrackers Investigative journalists
Who had great job opportunities during WWI when they did not before the war? women
Treaty of Versailles Most important peace treaty that ended WW1
Why did US enter WWI? Germany sunk a U.S. ship
League of Nations an International organisation formed to help resolve international disputes
Americans reaction to WWI Horror and shock
Lusitania sinking During WW1 as Germany waged submarine warfare
Zimmermann Telegram a Secret diplomatic way of communication

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