The transition to new ways of manufacturing that startes in 1760 and went to about 1820-1840 time period.
America's fight for becoming a free country during the years 1775-1783.
Declaration of Independence
Declared freedom for the United States.
Articles of Confederation
Created November 15th 1777, and later ratified March 1st 1781, created when the United States was starting to become a country two years before the end of the American Revolution.
The compromise though up in 1850, says that the entire slave population counts as 3/5 for both taxes and voting of memeber in the united states house of representatives.
Took place first on may 25th 1787 to discuss problems with the United States of America.
United States Constituion
Supreme law of the Untied States of America containing the "Bill of Rights". Ratified on June 21st, 1778.
Bill of Rights
The name given to the first ten amendments of the Unitited States Constitution. These amendments protect liberty and property in their natural rights. Ratified on December 15th, 1791.
The modern cotton gin invented in 1793 by Eli Whitney and later patented(approved) in 1794. This machine seperates the cotton from the seeds more efficiently and quickly than a person doing so.
Doctrine of Nullififcation
Legal theory that any state can deny any law by government unconstitutional.
Part of the tenth amendment, which explains powers given to the state government and not the federal government.
The purchase the United States made from France because of their claim toward the land known as Louisians
Banned slavery from Lousiana, but allowed slavery in Missouri.
Indian Removal Act
Signed by president Andrew Jackson. Native Americans were to move from the southern states to territory west of the Missippi. They would be given their homeland if they had done so.
Nat Turner's Rebellion
Nat Turner, a american slave, led a rebellion against slavery which resulted in the deaths of 155 people both white and black. Turner was later sentenced to death for this, and his followers were as well.
Mexican American War
The war between the United States and Mexico due to the fact Mexico considered Texas its property.
The Underground Railroad
Invented in the early 19th century, and used more often in the 1850-1860s, the underground railroad served as an escape route to the free states for slaves.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
An anti-slavery novel written by the author Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Created the territories of Nebraska and Kansas, giving more people places to settle.
Compromise of 1850
Five bills passed in 1854 which ended four year confrontation of free states in the north, and slave states in the south.
Dred Scott Decision
Two rulings were made. One was that african americans did not count as citizens. And the second ruling was that the government has no power to regulate slavery in any territory in the United States.
John Brown's Raid
A revolt of slavery that was started by white abolitionist John Brown.
Election of 1860
19th presidential election in the United States, and the event that begins the american civil war.