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the compromise of 1850 The Compromise of 1850 was a series of bills aimed at resolving the territorial and slavery controversies from the Mexican-American War (1846–1848).
Manifest destiny Manifest destiny was the perception by the settlers of the United States in the 1800s that were entrusted by God with the mission to settle the entire country from coast to coast and civilize all the inhabitants.
The Gold Rush It is a period of feverish migration of workers to an area that has had a dramatic discovery of gold deposits. Major gold rushes took place in the 19th century in Australia, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, and the United States.
Monroe Doctrine the monroe doctorine basically says that it recognizes mexico as an independent nation, and that england (and other nations) should stay off our property.
Bill of Rights the Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments of the Constitution. It was not originally in the Constitution when it was first drafted in 1787.
Articles of confederation In short, the Articles of Confederation was a written agreement between the thirteen colonies that dictated how the United States would be governed.
Life in the 1800's Much of the North was industrialized, much more so than the South ever became, because they used slaves for their 'technology'.
Farm life in the 1920's Farming did not do well in the 1920s. US agriculture had expanded during the First World War to sell food to Europe, but afterwards countries returned to growing their own a grain.
Imperialism Imperialism is when a stronger and more established country creates policies in a weaker country that enables the former to extend its influences in that country.
Gilded age it's called the gilded age because it only looks golden on the outside but it really isn't gold.
SocialGospel Movement The Social Gospel was a movement of the late 29th and early 20th century, characterized by a rather liberal theology, but a truly Christlike concern for the poor and oppressed.
Trail of Tears The Trail of Tears forced migration in the United States of the Northeast and Southeast Indians during the 1830s.
Tammanay Hall Tammany Hall was a meeting place like a Community Center, it was the action center for The Irish political movement in NYC at the turn of the 19th century (1800's).
Americanization movement mericanization can refer to the policies of the United States government and public opinion that there is a standard set of cultural values that should be held in common by all citizens.
Seneca falls convention The Seneca Falls convention was a women's right convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848.
Age of Enlightenment The Age of Enlightenment receives modern attention as a central model for many movements in the modern period.
Industrialization The development of industries in a country or region on a wide scale
Fourteen Points The 14 Points were Woodrow Wilson's (the then president of the USA) ideal goals for the world. He hoped that the Treaty of Versailles would be based on his 14 points as they aimed to achieve world peace.
Great compromise The Connecticut Compromise of 1787, later known as the Great Compromise, was struck in the creation of legislative bodies.
Muchkrackers Muckrakers, so called, were newspaper reporters who reported stories about systemic abuse of people.
Paparazzi Paparazzi is a group of people who is trying to get gossip about an artist.
Abraham Lincoln Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address and was president during the Civil War.
John Locke John Locke is one of the "social contract"-philosophers. He believed that people had the right to participate in governing the state, since they were rational/sensible.
Magna Carter Magna Carta was, essentially, a bargaining chip between the king, John I, and rebellious barons* (who wanted to replace him with Prince Louis of France).
Advantages in the South in the Civil War south had nothing but slaves
Advantages in the North in the Civil War the advantage of the north was that it's residents believed in respecting your fellow man; because it is human nature.
Thomas jefferson Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, and a source of many other contributions to American culture. Achievements of his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
18th amendment The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified in 1919, and became one of the shorter lived and deeply controversial amendments. Under this amendment, the production, transportation, and sale of alcohol was banned.
19th amendment The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees all American women over the age of 18 the right to vote.
21st amendment It is the only amendment to repeal another amendment, the Eighteenth, and the only one to be ratified by state conventions rather than by state legislatures.
Volstead Act It was the act of Congress that instituted prohibition (of alcoholic beverages) in the US.
Scopes trail The Scopes was a trial was where a teacher was charged with going against policy, and teaching the children in his class the Theory of Evolution, rather than that people came from Adam and Eve.
Sugar Act It was a 3 cent tax on foreign imports of molasses. It caused a lot of economic problems for people who didn't want to pay that much money, so that among other things led to the protests, riots and the beginning of the revolution.
Stamp Act The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
Intolerable acts The intolerable acts were the laws that the British government put onto the colonists because of the Boston Tea Party, so the British could get the money back that they lost from all of the tea being ruined.
Unjustified Acts Unjustified force (or the threat of force) exerted to make people act in ways they would not act otherwise.
Boston Tea Party The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by Boston, Massachusetts residents against the British parliament. It is one of the key national myths of the founding of the United States and a key point in the American revolution.
Checks and balances What the term checks and balances usually means is the system of divided government that our constitution provides.
"Supreme law of the land" The US Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, along with all other laws and treaties made in in pursuance of the Constitution by the Federal Government. All states must abide by them.
Federal vs. State powers The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
reconstruction the action or process of reconstructing or being reconstructed
rehibilitation Rehabilitation is a treatment or treatments designed to facilitate the process of recovery from injury, illness, or disease to as normal a condition as possible.
Federalism Political federalism is a political philosophy in which a group or body of members are bound together with a governing representative head.
Trigger that began WWI The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.
Music movement in the 1920's jazz
Progressive movement It was a movement to improve society around the beginning of the 20th century.
Main ideas of the federalist It was a movement to improve society around the beginning of the 20th century. Its leaders fought for better working conditions, conservation, and other social causes.
Main ideas of the Anti federalists They believed that the closer government was to the people, the easier it was for the people to keep it in check and thus the harder it was for the government to become tyrannical.
Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a flowering of African-American social thought and culture based in the African-American community forming in Harlem in New York City (USA).
Allied Powers of WWI The Allied Powers in WWI were Britain, France, Italy, US and Russia. The Central Powers were Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire (Turkey), and Bulgaria.
year for women to gain vote During 1916-1917, the House of Commons Speaker, James William Lowther, chaired a conference on electoral reform which recommended limited women's suffrage.
Prohibition Movement Prohibition was the lawful prohibition of alcohol. The public disagreed however, leading to the rise of the speakeasy, places that served alcohol and entertainment called such because you had to "speak easy" because they were illegal secrets.
Laissez Faire Laissez-faire economics is where the government, by and large, does not interfere with the nation's economy. Market forces and Free Trade basically decide the economic activity of the nation as a whole.
Robert E. Lee After the Civil War Robert E. Lee believed that the "salvation of the nation rested in reunion. He did what he could but died 5 years after the war when bitterness still prevailed on both sides.
Factors that shaped the North's developement Early Americans wanted freedom of religion and liberty. They wanted elected government officials that local people elected.
What was the north called during the civil war The North is The Union, and the South is the Confederacy.
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