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AH1 Unit 6 Lesson 1

Concepts and Events

Manifest Destiny The idea that Americans had the right and duty to expand west
Louisiana Purchase A land purchase from France that doubled the size of the United States and allowed the US to trade along the Mississippi River
American Dream The belief that every American can work hard to get what they want.
Industrial Related to a manufacturing business
Immigrants Foreigners who came to the United States to live and work
Annex Adding the territory of another state to a country
Mexican Cession Land Land given to the United States at the end of the War with Mexico in 1848
Gadsden Purchase of 1853 A purchase named after James Gadsden in which the US purchased more territory from Mexico that would eventually make up the southern part of Arizona and Mexico and established the US-Mexican border
Agricultural Relating to work or business of producing crops
Productivity The state of being able to create, particularly at a high quality and quick speed.
Reduction A decrease or a less amount, or the amount by which something decreases or goes down.
Immigration The process of foreigners coming to the United States to live and work
Ventilation An opening that lets air in
Nativism The policy of favoring people born in America over immigrants to hire for jobs
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