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SS-Chapter 8

TermDefinition
Pinckney’s Treaty a treaty negotiated by American representative Thomas Pinckney and signed in 1795 that gave Americans the right to trade and deposit goods in New Orleans; with terms to be renegotiated after three years
Abolition the act of officially ending something (such as slavery)
Treaty of San Ildefonso a secret agreement between France and the Spanish king, first signed in 1800, by which Spain returned Louisiana to France
Louisiana Purchase the 1803 agreement, negotiated by Americans James Monroe and Robert Livingston, through which the United States purchased all of Louisiana from France for $15,000,000
Adams-Onis Treaty a treaty signed in 1819 that specified how much land (530,000,000 acres) the Louisiana Purchase added to the United States
Filibustering In the nineteenth century, a form of adventuring-of trying to interfere with or overthrow legitimate rule; today, using delaying tactics to put off or prevent passage of laws
Dueling A combat between two persons, especially one fought with weapons in front of witnesses
Manumission the setting free of slaves by their masters
Impressment the practice by the British in the early 1800s of overtaking American ships at sea and pressing (forcing) common sailors into service; one factor that led to the War of 1812
Battle of New Orleans the major battle between Great Britain and the United States in the War of 1812, which took place on January 8, 1815; Andrew Jackson’s American troops defeated the British
Electoral College The group that formally elects the U.S. president and vice president
Corrupt Bargain the outcome of the presidential election of 1824, in which John Quincy Adams was elected by the House of Representatives, even though Andrew Jackson had won the popular vote
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