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APUSH Finals Vocab

Vocab words from the first half of the American Pageant text

Second Great Awakening a religious revival movement during the early 19th century in the United States
Washington Irving an American author, essayist, biographer, and historian of the early 19th century. He is best known for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and Rip Van Winkle
James Fenimore Cooper a profilic and popular American writer of the early 19th century who wrote numerous sea-stories and historical novelss known as the the "Leatherstocking Tales"
Elizabeth Blackwell the first female graduate of a medical college; also was part of the women's rights movement and helped educate women
Susan B. Anthony a militant lecturer for women's rights
Maine Law a drastic statute of 1851 that prohibited the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor in the state of Maine
Burned-Over District refers to the region of upstate New York where the Second Great Awakening had swept through the area
Transcendentalism a term associated with a group of new ideas in literature that was a protest against the general state of culture and society
Oneida Community a Utopian community in Oneida, New York that strived for perfection. They believed that Christ had already returned in the year 70
John Brown An American abolitionist who attempted to end slavery through the use of violence. This increased the tension between the North and South. His life ended when he was hanged for murder and treason. He is regarded a martyr to the cause of human freedom.
Crittenden Compromise An attempt to preserve the Union, but did not pass
Jamestown the first permanent colony in Virginia
Powhatan chief of many Algonquian-speaking towns in E. Virginia; represented Indians
Bacon's Rebellion uprising in Virginia colony led by Nathaniel Bacon; due to discontent from rising taxes, depressed tobacco prices, roaming livestock
Plymouth colony established by Pilgrims (Separatists)
Mayflower Compact of 1620 a formal agreement by Pilgrim leaders to abide by laws made by leaders of their own choosing
Anne Hutchinson voiced opinions that many church leaders were hypocrites and incompetent; sought to eradicate that "grace by good works"
King Phillips War sparked by the murder of John Sassamon (praying Indian) that warned colonists that Metacom was planning to attack- Indians burn settlements in retaliation
Halfway covenant baptized children of church members could be admitted to a halfway membership and secure baptism for their own children in turn
Great Awakening the widespread revival of faith due to the sense of religious decline in the 1730s
Treaty of Paris Ended the Revolutionary War
Northwest Ordinance, 1787 Set up the framework of a government for the Northwest territory. The Ordinance provided that the Territory would be divided into 3 to 5 states, outlawed slavery in the Territory, and set 60,000 as the minimum population for statehood.
Land Ordinance of 1785 Provided for the orderly surveying and distribution of land belonging to the U.S.
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