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Events/Acts

STAAR PREP Events/Acts US History

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A period of religious enthusiasm in the American colonies. 1st Great Awakening
During the period of Reform, many people turned to religion as a reason to make changes in the US.Boston massacre:5 American colonists were dressed as Native Americans and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. 2nd Great Awakening
The governing body of the American colonies after independence had been declared. Continental Congress
Massachusetts farmers led by Daniel Shays rebelled when they were imprisoned for not paying their debt. Shays Rebellion
Meeting of delegates from the 13 states, Main purpose was to make changes to the Articles of confederation. Ended up writing a new constitution. Philadelphia/Constitutional Convention
Uprising of people who refused to pay a tax on alcohol. The rebellion was squashed by the new government under the Constitution, thus proving its strength. Whiskey Rebellion
The Election of 1800 was referred to as a revolution because it was the first time power had peacefully been passed from one group to another. Revolution of 1800
Land purchase from France for $15 million that almost doubled the size of the US Louisiana Purchase
Period in which goods produced by hand were replaced with goods produced in a factory by machines.Transportation systems improved as well during this time. Industrial Revolution
Period when feelings of nationalism grew under President James Monroe. Era of Good Feeling
A sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. It was caused by the South anger over the Tariff of 1828(Tariff of Abominations) The south felt that a state could nullify a national law. These arguments almost lead to a war. Nullification Crisis
Period in which goods produced by hand were replaced with goods produced in a factory by machines.Transportation syste,s improved as well during this time. Industrial Revolution
Period when feelings of nationalism grew under President James Monroe. Era of Good Feeling
A sectional crisis during the presidency ofAndrew Jackson. It was caused by the South anger over the Tariff of 1828(Tariff of Abominations) The south felt that a state could nullify a national law. These arguments almost lead to a war. Nullification Crisis
National bank that was started to alleviate Revolutionary war debt and to unite the country under one currency. It became a national issue during the residency of Andrew Jackson. Bank of the United States
Law passed during Andrew Jackson's presidency that forced Native American tribes living in Georgia and Florida to move to present Oklahoma. Indian Removal Act
The forced relocation of the Native Americans to Present day Oklahoma. Trail of Tears
Period before the civil war when many Americans called for reform in many areas including public education,prisons, slavery, and women's rights. Age of Reform
The first women's rights convention that was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The Declaration of Sentiments was presented. Seneca Falls Convention
Compromise proposed by Henry Clay in 1819 that divided the US into areas that were pro-slavery. Missouri Compromise
Law that created the Kansas and Nebraska territories. It allowed popular sovereignty in these areas to decide the issue of slavery. Kansas Nebraska Act
Pro and anti-slavery groups sent settlers to Kansas to vote on the issue of slavery. These groups clashed and violence erupted. Bleeding Kansas
Series of laws passed to organize the Mexican cession into slave and non slave areas. This compromise was proposed by Henry Clay. Compromise of 1850
Law propsed by David Wilmot to outlaw slavery in the Mexican Cession. Wilmot Proviso
The election of Abraham Lincoln that led to the secession of South Carolina. The Civil War started a few months later. Election of 1860
On April 14,1865 only a few days after the Civil War ended, John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Lincoln. Assassination Lincoln
5 American colonists were dressed as Native Americans and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston harbor Boston Tea Party
Citizens could occupy government land. If settler improved the land and grew crops, after five years, he would own the land. Homestead Act
This act provided that each state with 30,000 acres of land times the number of its members in Congress. The state could then sell the land to fund public colleges. Morrill Act
Removed Native Americans to government reservations in the West. This act opened up their land to white settlers. Dawes Act
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