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Events/Acts

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TermDefinition
1st Great Compromise Period of religious enthusiasm in the American colonies
2nd Great Awakening During the period of Reform, people believed in religion to make changes in the U.S
Boston Tea Party 5 American colonists disguised themselves as Native Americans, boarded a ship and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor.
Boston Masscare 5 American colonists were shot and killed by a group of British soldiers on March 1770
Continental Congress Governing body of American colonies after independence
Shays's Rebellion Massachusetts farmer, Daniel Shays started a rebellion after being imprisoned for not paying debt
Philadelphia/Constitutional Convention Meeting of the 13 colonies to change the AOC but really made a new document
Whiskey Rebellion Rebellion over paying taxes for alcohol but it was shattered by the U.S government showing their power
Revolution of 1800 Another name for the Election of 1800. It was the first time that power had be peacefully moved from group to group
Louisiana Purcahse Land purchased from France for 15 million dollars doubling the size of the U.S.
Industrial Revolution Period where there were industries and factories replaced manual jobs. Transportation systems improved as well during this time
Era of Good Feelings Period where feelings of nationalism grew under James Monroe
Nullification Crisis Sectional crisis started by Andrew Jackson. It was caused by the South's anger over the Tariff of Abominations. The south thought that they could nullify any law.
Bank of the United States National bank that was started to alleviate Revolutionary War debt and unite the country under one currency. It became a national issue during the residency of Andrew Jackson
Indian Removal Act law passed during Andrew Jackson's presidency saying that Indians had to move out of their land in Georgia and Florida to Oklahoma
Trail of Tears Forceful relocation to Oklahoma
Age of Reform Period before the Civil War that called for reforms in education, rights, prisons and slavery
Seneca Falls Convention 1st Women's rights movement created by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The Declaration of Sentiments was presented
Missouri Compromise Compromise proposed by Henry clay in 1819 that divided the U.S into areas that were pro-slavery
Kansas-Nebraska Act Law that created the Kansas and Nebraska territories. It allowed popular sovereignty to decide slavery
Bleeding Kansas Pro and anti slavery groups sent settlers to Kansas to vote on the issue of slavery. These groups clashed and violence erupted
Compromise of 1850 Series of laws passed to organize the Mexican cession into slave and non slave areas. This compromise was proposed by Henry Clay
Wilmot Proviso Law proposed by David Wilmot to outlaw slavery in Mexican Cession
Election of 1860 The Election of Abraham Lincoln that led to the secession of South Carolina. The Civil War started a few months later
Assassination Lincoln On April 14, 1865 only a few days after the Civil War ended, John Wilkes booth shot and killed President Lincoln
Homestead Act Citizens could occupy government land. If settler improved the land and grew crops, after five years he or she would own the land.
Morrill Act This act provided each state with 30,000 acres of land times the number of its members in Congress. The state could then sell the land to fund public colleges.
Dawes Act Removed Native Americans to government reservations in West. This act opened their land up to white settlers
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