Chapter 17 and 18 APUSH Review

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In History
  • William Harrison's Presidency

    William Harrison's Presidency
    Tyler takes over atfer Harrison's death 4 weeks into the presidency.
  • Aroostook War

    Aroostook War
    Dispute over Maine's border. Sometimes refered to as the Lumberjack war because it was really just a bunch of lumberjacks going at it. Also featured in the prestigous book "The Little Book of Things Ms. Sehy Likes" by renowned Author Mary Gibeau.
  • America annexes Texas

    America annexes Texas
    Technically it was February 19th 1846 that Texas relinquished its sovereignty to the US but oh well, yay texas.
  • Mormon migration to Utah

    Mormon migration to Utah
    The Mormons were persecuted and so, they migrated west along the Oregon Trail. Led by Brigham Young, the Mormons moved to the western states such as Nebraska, Wyoming, across the Rockies, and to the SW. They settled near the Great Salt Lake, which is now Utah. crazy mormons moving around
  • Zachary Taylor Elected

    Zachary Taylor  Elected
    General that was a military leader in Mexican-American War and 12th president of the United States. Was a Whig. Sent by president Polk to lead the American Army against Mexico at Rio Grande, but defeated. Died in 1850
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    considered a major event in the women's rights movemnent. Sparked debate over women's right to vote because of the Declaration of Sentiments written at the convention.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    Gold discovered in California
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Forestalled the Civil War by instating the Fugitive Slave Act , banning slave trade in DC, admitting California as a free state, splitting up the Texas territory, and instating popular sovereignty in the Mexican Cession
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act and Republican Party formed

    Kansas-Nebraska Act and Republican Party formed
    created two new organized territories and allowed popular sovereignty to determine the status of slavery, victory for the South AND the republican party sprang up in Middle West (Michigan, Wisconsin), included disgruntled Whigs, Democrats, Free-soilers, Know-Nothings, and other foes of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Elected a Speaker of the House of Representatives within two years and was the sectional major political party
  • Gadsden purchase

    Gadsden purchase
    land purchased by the US to make it easier to make a transcontinental rail road to the south. It was purchased for $10 million to make up for how cheaply we acquired most of mexico.
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    Oregon Trail

    Overland trail of more than two thousand miles that carried American settlers from the Midwest to new settlements in Oregon, California, and Utah.
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    Tyler takes over for Harrison

    Known supporter of states rights came into office after being elected vice president on the Whig ticket and then Harrison's death.
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    Dortha Dix works on behalf of the Insane

    Dorthea Dix made people aware of the poor conditions of insane asylums and became a champion for reform.
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    James Polk's presidency

    11th president of the United States
    Dark horse candidate, huge proponent of manifest destiny
    Democrat Promised 4 things:
    1. to settle the Oregon Question
    (Russia, England, Spain, & USA all claim Oregon. BUT Usa have the most people already living there.)
    2. Secure CA, TX, & NM
    3. Create independent National Treasury (basically a new bank of America)
    4. Lower tarrifs
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    Mexican American War

    Ended with the treaty of guadalupe hidalgo in which America gained the california territory as well as new mexico, nevada, arizona, and part of colorado.
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    Wilmot Proviso

    A major event leading to the civil war because it would've banned slavery in all the territory acquired from Mexico. Sparked lots of slavery debate and was ultimately never passed.
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    Mexican Cession

    historical name for the region of the present day southwestern United States that was ceded to the U.S. by Mexico in 1848 under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo following the Mexican-American War. this massive land grab was significant because the question of extending slavery into newly acquired territories had become the leading national political issue.
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    Franklin Pierce's Presidency

    Democratic candidate for President in 1852 and the fourteenth president of the US. He made the Gadsden Purchase, which opened the Northwest for settlement, and passed the unpopular Kansas-Nebraska Act.