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1942A US History

History Final Terms

TermDefinition
Separatists Pilgrims escaping persecution in England.
Puritans Wanted to purify the Protestant Church.
Ponce De Leon Explorer who named Florida.
Hernando Cortez Led forces to conquer the Aztecs.
Jamestown First American settlement
Enlightenment Age of Reason.
French and Indian War War against colonists and British by French and Indians.
Proclamation of 1763 Attempt by British to stop settlement west of Appalachians.
Sugar Act Attempted to reduce Colonial smuggling.
Boston Tea Party An example of colonist's rebellion to British rule.
Battle of Lexington First battle of Minutemen.
France Ally of America in Revolution.
Intolerable Acts Petition sent to the king by the Continental Congress.
John Locke Influence on Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence.
Separation of Powers Checks and Balances.
James Madison Exception to authors of the Federalist.
Jonathan Edwards Leader of the Great Awakening.
Vice-President Also President of the Senate.
Senator 6 year term.
President Citizen since birth, 4 year terms.
Constitution Supreme Law of the Land.
1st Amendment Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, and Assembly.
Thomas Jefferson 3rd President and purchased the Louisiana Territory.
War of 1812 Trade dispute.
Lyman Beecher Leader of the Temperance Movement.
Trail of Tears Forced march of the Cherokees.
Battle of San Jacinto Guaranteed Texas Independence.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
Horace Greeley One of the Founders of the Republican Party.
Dred Scott Decision Did not guarantee that slavery would spread.
Abraham Lincoln- Won the election of 1860, upset many southerners, one of the factors in the Civil War.
Robert E. Lee Confederate Commander
Ulysses S. Grant Won the battle of Vicksburg, later commander of all U.S. forces, President of the U.S. from 1868-1876
Seneca Falls Convention A convention to discuss the rights of women
Scalawags White southerners who joined the Republican Party
Carpetbaggers Northerners who moved south as unscrupulous businessmen
Wounded Knee Last battle to end the Plains Indian Wars
William McKinley His election led to the demise of the Populist Party.
Andrew Carnegie Scottish immigrant who made a fortune in Steel.
Laissez Faire The idea that government should leave the economy alone and allow supply/demand to determine price.
John D. Rockefeller Head of Standard Oil.
Alexander Graham Bell Invented the telephone.
Eugene Debbs President of the American Railway Union
Chinese Exclusion Act Policy to decrease ChineseI immigration.
Thomas Edison Invented the light bulb.
Graft Illegal use of political influence.
Tammany Hall Name of New York political machine.
Muckrakers Progressive era journalists who liked to investigate and report corruption.
Fourteen Points President Wilson's plan for peace after WWI.
The Versailles Treaty The treaty decided upon after the war, which provided the Central Powers with massive reparations.
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