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NCVPS Unit 5 L1

American System a system proposed by Henry Clay which called for the government to help with internal improvements
Erie Canal a canal which connected the Great Lakes to New York
First Transcontinental Railroad a railroad that was completed in 1869 which connected the east and west coast
Gadsen Purchase a purchase named after James Gadsen in which the US purchased more territory from Mexico that would eventually make up the southern part of Arizona and Mexico
Guadalupe Hidalgo a treaty which stated that the United States had won area in the present
Henry Clay was a powerful political figure during the mid 1800's. He served in Congress for several terms and even ran for President several times
Industrial Revolution a period in American (and world history) when the focus was on machines, factories, and industry
James Gadsen the ambassador who helped negotiate the treaty
Lewis and Clark two explorers who helped create a map so that Americans would be able to migrate and settle in the territory gained from the Louisiana Purchase
Lewis and Clark Expedition an expedition consisting of a group of explorers led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark that explored western North America
Mexican War a war that lasted 1 1/2 years, but was won easily by the US because the US had better weapons and leadership
Texas became the 28th state after being annexed by the United States in 1845
Western Expansion government policies which helped to gain territories in the west
Annex to add
Migration moving from one place to another
Settle moving to a place that not many people live in and working to make it a place that people can live in
Canal a man made waterway that allowed passengers of boats or ships inland. It also helped connect Midwest farmers to the northeast and world
Cotton Gin a farming tool that made it easier to remove seeds from cotton
Fifty four forty or fight a phrase which referred to the latitude lines of the northern boundary of the Oregon territory over which England and America were arguing.
Hand Cart a wagon that goods were placed in which is pushed by a person
Internal Improvements roads, bridges, canals, and other similar projects that help make travel easier.
Mechanical Reaper a farming tool that made it easier to harvest wheat
Railroads allowed for travel year around and was comfortable for passengers
Steam Boats could go upstream or downstream and cut traveling costs and made travel faster
Steel Plow a farming tool that made tilling up the ground much easier
Trails used in the 1800's that made traveling west much easier for settlers
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