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History Vocab Test

January 28 Test #5

Andrew Jackson Know as "Old Hickory", hero of the War of 1812 who defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans; became president in 1828; very pro-national government; supported slavery, opposed the National Bank, oppressive to Native Americans; strong president
Marquis de Lafayette Famous French aristocrat who helped General Washington train troops and was a Major General in his army
Abraham Lincoln Small time lawyer; became president in 1860; Republican's first elected official, held country together during the Civil War, 16th president, great writer, assassinated 5 days after the civil war ended by John Wilkes Booth
James Madison 4th President of the U.S.; took a large role in writing and ratifying the Constitution; this is why he is known as "the father of the Constitution"
George Mason Was an influential Founding Father. His Virginia Declaration of Rights was a model for the Bill of Rights. It is because of his objection to the ratification of the Constitution that the Bill of Rights was added
Henry David Thoreau Was a leading American essayist, poet, philosopher, and transcendentalist during the 1800s. His essay "Civil Disobedience" is still studied today for its ideas. Was also a leading abolitionist
George Washington Considered the father of the Country. Was a military hero during the French and Indian War, Commanding General of the Continental Army, President of the Constitutional Convention, and the 1st president of the U.S.
13th Amendment Amendment added to the Constitution after he Civil War; abolished slavery
14th Amendment Amendment to the Constitution that stated that all citizens were entitled to equal rights regardless of their race
15th Amendment Granted African American men the right to vote in the U.S.
1787 Important year in history of the United States. Was the year that the founding fathers threw out the Articles of Confederation and wrote the Constitution
1803 Another year that was important to the development of our country. We acquired a large tract of land from France. We called it the Louisiana Purchase. Doubled the size of the U.S.
1861-1865 The United States Civil War was fought during this time; was a war between Northern and Southern States; the South lost; slaves were freed
Resolution A formal statement of opinion or determination adopted by an assembly or other formal group
Expansion Policy of expanding a Nation's territory or its sphere of influence
Ethnic Group Designating or of a population subgroup having a common cultural heritage or nationality, as distinguished by customs, characteristics, common history, etc.
Wentworth Cheswell African-American patriot leader; member of the Committee for Safety in New Hampshire; carried messages back and forth; made all night ride similar to that of Paul Revere warning residents that the British were coming
Mercy Otis Warren American playwright and patriot known as the "Conscience of the American Revolution". Hosted protest and strategy meetings for the Sons of Liberty in her home during the Revolutionary times; advocated women's rights
James Armistead African American Patriot; took the surname of Lafayette in admiration of the Marquis de Lafayette; was a spy for patriot forces
James Monroe Founding Father and 5th president of the U.S.; spent much of his early political career dealing with foreign affairs. Lasting contribution to the U.S. was the Monroe Document
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