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History 1942 A Semester 1 Terms

QuestionAnswer
Reasons Why American Colonists settled where they did Early colonists landed in America, and set up colonies by bodies of water (which would be good for farming, trading, and defense). Land was often given to select people to colonize, like in the case of William Penn.
Foundations of American Democracy The Enlightenment and Great Awakening both emphasized individuality. The writings of John Locke and Thomas Paine form an ideological basis of human rights and the necessity of getting rid of the king.
Why did the Anti-Federalists oppose the ratification of the Constitution in 1787 3
Thomas Paine and Common Sense
Declaration of Independence
Shay's Rebellion
Louisiana Purchase
Missouri Compromise of 1820 Missouri=slave state Maine=Free State All states north of 36°30' in new territories are free states; all states south of that line are slave states.
Compromise of 1850 California=Free State The Fugitive Slave Act is implemented, robbing alleged slaves to trial by jury, and fining $1,000 and six months in prison for helping a fugitive slave.
Manifest Destiny Belief that the U.S. should expand from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, including into Mexican and Native American territories.
Economic Differences of the North and South prior to the Civil War
Lincoln's goal in the Civil War
Seneca Falls Convention
Reconstruction Period
President Andrew Johnson and the Reconstruction Period
Result of the Civil War Legal slavery was over, Southern economy was in shambles. 13th-15th Amendments passed.
Black Codes
Native Americans
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 A law lasting from 1882 to 1943 that barred Chinese people from entering the U.S. unless they were students, teachers, merchants, tourists, or government officials.
Indian Wars between 1860-1890
Homestead Act of 1862 Law offering any head-of household that was and American citizen or intended to become a citizen to be given 160 acres (a square quarter mile) of land on which to settle.
Transcontinental Railroad
Development of the Great Plains
Three-fifths Compromise
Reconstruction Goals after the Civil War
Economic Impact of the Civil War Beneficial to North, harmful to South.
Tenements Small, dense, cheap homes in cities; often divided from an original structure.
Women's Suffrage Movement
Battleship Maine
Why was the North worried about Great Britain during the Civil War?
Impressments
Trail of Tears
Why did the South secede from the Union?
Emancipation Proclamation
Why could Lincoln not carry out his plan of Reconstruction?
Muckrakers Journalists that exposed the corruption of businesses in the twentieth century.
Who had great job opportunities during WWI when they did not before the war?
Treaty of Versailles
Why did the US enter WWI?
League of Nations
Americans' reaction to WWI
Lusitania sinking
Zimmermann Telegram
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