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amendment a change in a document
assimilate to learn something and understand it fully
bias when someone is against something or someone
bicameral having two branches in the government or law
blockade sealing off a place so nothing can get in or out
boomtown a city that quickly grows in population
capitalism trade and businesses are owned by private people or industries
captain of industry someone during the industrial revolution who made lots of money in a positive way
checks and balances two powers in government which watch over each other to make sure one doesn't become more powerful than the other
congress the body of the law in a country
due process fair treatment through the judicial branch
economics the money branch in the government
emancipated set free, or liberated
enfranchise given the right to vote
enumerated one by one
federalism system of a country
forty-niners a person in California looking for gold during the gold rush
free enterprise businesses operate in competition
habeas corpus the right to be brought before a judge of arrested
industry a place that's made for making goods in factories
Judicial of a court or judge
Ku Klux Klan a secret group formed in the 1800s that showed hate torwards blacks
Manifest Destiny the belief that the U.S should spand from coast to coast
Martyr a person who is killed because of their religious or other belief
Monopoly total control over trade of a service
Nomadic a group of a species that travel
Override using ones authority to reject something
Popular Sovereignty the governments power is controled by the people
Ratify to give formal consent
Radical someone with extreme ideas
Republicanism the belief in the people controlling the government
Robber Baron someone who gains wealth in ruthless ways
Rural country living or not urban
Separation of Powers legislative, executive, and judicial powers being seperate
Social Darwinism people are bound by the darwinism laws of nature or survival of the fittest
Suffrage the right to vote
Supreme Court the highest court in the United States
Tariff tax on imports and exports
Taxation without representation the people in the american colonies where getiing taxed but had no one to represent them
Trade Union workers going on strike to protect their rights
Urban city or town
Veto to reject a law
Thomas Jefferson one of the united state's founders
Andrew Jackson 7th president famous for the the indian removal act
Sacagawea she guided lewis and clark
James Polk 11th president known for getting us land such as the oregon territory
Frederick Douglass run away slave that wrote the north star newspaper
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote uncle toms cabin
John Brown abolitionist that tried to arm the slaves to fight back the racist government
Robert E. Lee a general for the c.s.a during the civil war
Andrew Johnson became president after Lincoln was killed
Susan B. Anthony womens suffragest
Sitting Bull the leader of the natives at little big horn
George Custer the leader of u.s soldiers that attacked the natives at little big horn
Cornelius Vanderbilt one of the men who built the u.s
John Rockefeller founder of the standard oil company
Andrew Carnegie found out how to mass produce steel
Jamestown first permenent english settlement
Plymouth a seaport but started out as a small colony
Lexington and Concord first fight of the revolutionary war
Erie Canal canal from new york to lake erie
the alamo The Alamo was a place in Texas where there was a battle between a small group of U.S. soldiers and a large Mexican army
Harper’s Ferry is now a historic town but was the place where john brown raided the armory
Fort Sumter where the first shots of the civil war were fired
Gettysburg the bloodiest battle of the civil war
Appomattox Courthouse where Lee surendered
Ford’s Theater president licoln was shot there
Promontory Point, Utah the first transcontenintal railroad was built
Ellis Island and Angel Island immigration station
Declaration of Independence the document that started the revoltionary war
Revolutionary War the war that gave us our freedom from great britian
Articles of Confederation it was like the first constitution
Great Compromise gave states the right ot make laws
Passing of the Constitution the spreme court had to vote on changing the articles of confederation
Adding the Bill of Rights after adding the bill of rights, it gave the people rights that the government can not take away
Louisiana Purchase where we bought the louisiana territory from the french
Missouri Compromise made the states equaly divided into none slave states and slave states
Indian Removal Acts where andrew jackson moved all the natives to reservations
Mexican-American War where we fought mexico for texas
California Gold Rush gold was found in california and people flouded in to find it
Homestead Act made land in the west payment free
Industrial Revolution we went to making things by hand to making them by factories
Underground Railroad how slaves would run away
Seneca Falls Convention first womens rights convention
Compromise of 1850 helped decide what states in the mexican terriotory would be slave and non slave
Kansas- Nebraska Act allowed people to vote for slavery or non slavery
Dred Scott v. Sanford made it so that slaves taken to free states are still slaves
Fugitive Slave Act where if you find a run away slave you have to return him and punish him
Bleeding Kansas violence during the setlling of the kansas territory
Civil War where the north was fighting the south because the south wanted slaves and the north didnt
Emancipation Proclamation all slaves in the c.s.a are free
Civil War draft riots people didnt think drafting was fair so they formed riots
Gettysburg Address speech licoln gave at the battle of gettysburg
Reconstruction after civil war the north tried to make their relationship with the south better
Civil War Amendments made blacks citizens, gave them the right to vote, and gave them their freedom
Completion of TransContinental Railroad when we completed the transcontinental railroad
Indian Wars the natives fought off the u.s soldiers from taking their land
Gilded Age when there was a lot of money coming into the u.s
Populist Party political party for the people
Plessy v. Ferguson made it so blacks were segragated
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