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Reasons why American Colonists settled where they did They settled in Plymouth because it was easy to land and in Jamestown because it had deep waters and could protect themselves.
Foundations of American Democracy Liberty, equality, and justice for all.
Why did the Anti-Federalists oppose the ratification of the Constitution in 1787? They were afraid that the new system threstened their liberties and didn't show a individual rights.
Thomas Paine and Common Sense -Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine 1775-76
Declaration of Independence A declaration of independence or declaration of statehood is an assertion by a defined territory that it is independent and constitutes a state. Thomas Jefferson
Shay’s Rebellion Shays Rebellion was an armed uprising in Massachusetts during 1786-87 it was led by Daniel Shay
Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition of the Louisiana territory by the United States from France in 1803
Missouri Compromise of 1820 effort to preserve the balance of power in Congress between slave and free states, the Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state
Compromise of 1850 Senator Henry Clay introduced a series of resolutions on January 29, 1850, in an attempt to seek a compromise and avert a crisis between North and South. As part of the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act
Manifest Destiny is a term for attitude during the 19th century during the expansion from coast to coast.
Economic differences of the North and South prior to the Civil War The South had a lot of wealth in the time before the Civil War and cotton at an all time high. In the North european immagrants worked in factories.
Lincoln’s goal in the Civil War His goal was to bring America together again.
Seneca Falls Convention The first Women's Rights convention July 19-20, 1848
Reconstruction Period The Union victory gave a lot of slaves their freedom but rebuilding the south would take time, the Reconstruction Period is what it was called.
President Andrew Johnson and the Reconstruction Period
Result of the Civil War The Civil War lasted four years and ended slavory.
Black Codes The Black Codes were created by democrates after the Civil War during the Reconstruction era in the South.
Native Americans Were people who lived in America before anyone else, and were forced out of their home.
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 This act gave a 10-year moratorium to Chinese-immigrants.
Indian Wars between 1860-1890 These were a series of battles that the Indians and the US forces had.
Homestead Act of 1862 Signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862, the Homestead Act encouraged Western migration by providing settlers 160 acres of public land.
Transcontinental Railroad The first Transcontinental Railroad was opened May 10th, 1869
Development of the Great Plains Great Plains were called the Great American Desert. The first westward-bound pioneers bypassed the Great Plains. The railroads were largely responsible for their development after the Civil War
Three-fifths Compromise The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise reached between delegates from southern states and those from northern states during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention.
Reconstruction goals after the Civil War The goal, of President Lincoln and his supporters, was to rejoin all of the states to the Union and to help rebuild the "South"
Economic impact of the Civil War The economic consequences of the American Civil War (1861–1865) are largely due to Northern control of the federal government during and for several decades after the War.
Tenements Poorly made housing in big cities that poor people stayed in. They weren't healthy to live in a multiple families lived in one.
Women's’ Suffrage Movement led by Susan B. Anthony and was in hopes of gaining equal rights for women and people of color.
Battleship Maine Was a US ship that was sunk on the habor of Havana during the Cuban revolt against Spain.
Why was the North worried about Great Britain during the Civil War? During the Civil War, Union forces established a blockade of Confederate ports designed to prevent the export of cotton and the smuggling of war materiel into the Confederacy
Impressments the act of forcing men into the military.
Trail of Tears Was a series of forced removals of Native American
Why did the South secede from the Union? The South Secede from the Union because of Lincoln's election
Emancipation Proclamation The declaration reads, 'all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.'
Why could Lincoln not carry out his plan of Reconstruction? he was killed shortly after the Civil War.
Mukrackers The name for American journalists who attacked established institutions and leaders as corrupt
Who had great job opportunities during WWI when they did not before the war? Women had to fill in the jobs that the men were forced to leave because of the war.
Treaty of Versailles The Treaty of Versailles was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end
Why did US enter WWI? Wilson cited Germany's violation of its pledge to suspend unrestricted submarine warfare in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, as well as its attempts to entice Mexico into an alliance against the United States, as his reasons for declaring war.
League of Nations intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War
Americans reaction to WWI to the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914 is always portrayed as one of shock and horror
Lusitania sinking The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare
Zimmermann Telegram was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico

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