Captain of Industry
Checks and Balances:
A system made to keep all branches of government with the same amount of power.
it is the National legislative body of any country.
Due process of law
Ku Klux Klan
The thought that the U.S. should expand west.
Separation of Powers
The highest court in the country where the biggest crimes are taken care of.
Taxation without Representation
He was our third president and signed the Declaration on Independence. He also made the Louisiana purchase.
He was the seventh President and made the Indians go on the Trail of Tears. He was a mighty war general in the war of 1812 helping secure Florida from France.
She lead the expedition of Lewis and Clark west and back. She was an Indian so she could speak with any other Indians they met on the way.
He was our 11th president and grew America by 1/3. He purchased the Oregon territory and also led us through the Mexican-American war and got us California and most of the now southwest.
He was a slave but once he escaped he tried the best he could to stop slavery. Then he created a newspaper called the North Star to get people even more aware about ending slavery.
Harriet Beecher Stowe:
She created a book that changed the nation called Uncle Toms Cabin.
He was a radical republican who hated slavery and ran a famous raid called Harper's Ferry. His intentions were to arm slaves but that didn't happen.
Robert E. Lee:
He was a military Officer in the Civil War and would later become a legendary general getting control of the Northern Virginia army.
He was the 17th president and many people would say the worst. He didn't help the U.S. at all at the end of the war and just made tensions worse.
Susan B. Anthony:
She was a leading figure in the abolitionist and women's voting rights movement and would lead the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
He was a Native American Chief of the Sioux tribe. He was a big part of US conflict against the Indians and was very defiant.
He was a fantastic military officer especially in the Battle of Bull Run. But he faulted at the Battle at Little Bighorn where he lead his troops to a slaughter.
He started out as a ferry worker but slowly became one of the richest men ever by using the railroad. He was also known for being extremely ruthless.
He was the richest man to ever live in America by taking peoples waste and turn it into oil and creating the largest monopoly ever. He did run other businesses out of business on purpose just to make the most money as possible.
He was also one of the richest men ever in America but he got his wealth by creating a quick cheap way to create steel.
This was the first ever permanent English settlement in North America.
It was founded by Pilgrims, and is most famous for introducing Thanksgiving and, more important, introducing self government into America through the Mayflower Compact. They tried to seek religious freedom in America.
Lexington and Concord:
The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War.
Once completed it connected lake Erie with the Hudson River and made transport of people and goods much easier from the Michigan ports to the eastern seaboard.
Keeping the Alamo was important to keeping Texas so for all the people that lived there they fought to the death to keep it from Santa Anna a general from mexico.
John Brown tried to raid a military base and arm all nearby slaves to start a rebellion. This was that start of many rebellions during the slave period.
This battle was the first battle of the Civil War and started off the war that would last for the next four years.
General Robert E. Lee led his army of Northern Virginia in a gigantic win over Union forces and it was a huge confidence booster for the South. Many call it a turn in the tide.
At Appomattox courthouse on April 9, 1865 the Civil War was ended and we finally became a connected country again.
This is where president Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth right after the Civil War.
Promontory Point, Utah:
This was the spot where the two trains, Jupiter and 119, met to complete the trans-continental railroad.
Ellis Island and Angel Island:
They both served as the main points of immigration for everyone entering the United States.
Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
Passing of the Constitution
Adding the Bill of Rights
The Louisiana Purchase was the largest single land purchase in our history. Purchased by President Jefferson it doubled our land mass and it was bought from the French.
The Missouri Compromise was trying to make both the slave states and free states happy because they were both at 11 states at and with Missouri coming in they needed another state to make it even.
Indian Removal Act
California Gold Rush
Seneca Falls Convention
Compromise of 1850
Kansas- Nebraska Act
Dred Scott v. Sanford
Fugitive Slave Act
Civil War Draft Riots
On November 19, 1863 president Lincoln gave a famous speech honoring the deaths at Gettysburg and the new cemetery.
Civil War Amendments (13th/14th/15th)
Completion of Trans- Continental Railroad:
With the completion of the railroad now we could transport people and goods across the country much much faster.
Plessy v. Ferguson