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US History Quiz 2

TPS JH US History Mr. Crosby Section 4

TermDefinition
Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of America in 1803 of 828,000 square miles of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana.
Lewis And Clark Expedition To Find a water route to the West Coast and to declare sovereignty over the Native Americans in the area. 1803-1806
The War of 1812 The Three Combatants were the British, the Native Americans, and The Americans. The Purpose was to keep the British from impressing seamen from the American ships and to stop alliances from being formed with the Native Americans by the British.
Cotton Gin An invention by Eli Whitney that took the seeds out of cotton after it was picked.
Manifest Destiny In the 19th century, Manifest Destiny was the widely held belief in the United States that American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent.
Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail is a 2,000-mile historic east-west large wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon.
Mormon Trail The Mormon Trail or Mormon Pioneer Trail is the 1,300 mile route that The Mormons traveled from 1846 to 1868.
Sante Fe Trail he Santa Fe Trail was a 19th-century transportation route through central North America that connected Franklin, Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pioneered in 1821 by William Becknell.
The Gold Rush The Rush for gold when somebody finds it and others follow hoping to get rich.
General Santa Anna Was a Mexican politician and general who greatly influenced early Mexican politics and government. Santa Anna fought first against Mexican independence from Spain, then in support of it.
Sam Houston Was a nineteenth-century American statesman, politician, and soldier. He is best known for his leadership in bringing Texas into the United States.
Davy Crockett was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician.
Co. Travis was a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Texas Army. He died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.
Slave Codes were laws in each US state, which defined the status of slaves and the rights of masters. These codes gave slave-owners absolute power over the enslaved Africans.
Abolitionists People who who want to abolish slavery.
Sojourner Truth A former slave and afterwards abolitionist and women's rights activist.
Harriet Tubman A former slave and was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War.
William Garrison was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator,
Frederick Douglas Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman.
Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author.
Missouri Compromise A compromise that created an imaginary line over the United states and the Louisiana Territory and it was a law that said that slavery was not allowed above that line and that slavery was allowed below it.
Emancipation Proclamation An order by President Lincoln that all slaves were freed.
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