Unit 4 Project Timeline

  • Factory System

    Factory System
    The Factory System is a system that uses machines for the source of its labor. Key Concept: Progress - This system is significant in progress because it allowed things to be manufactured quickly.
  • Sewing Machine

    Sewing Machine
    The sewing machine is an invention that is mechanically driven in order to sew. Key Concept: Progress - This invention is significant to progress because it allowed textiles to be produced quickly.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    The Cotton Gin is a machine that was invented to separate cotton from its seeds. Key Concept: Progress - The Cotton Gin fits under the progress section because it helped the production of cotton go a lot faster which is turn helped business.
  • Interchangeable Parts

    Interchangeable Parts
    Interchangeable parts were different components that could fit into multiple machines. Key Concept: Progress - Interchangeable parts were significant in progress because it allowed pieces to fit into multiple machines without having to custom make them.
  • Plantation System

    Plantation System
    The Plantation System was the division on land under private ownership. The plantations grew cash crops such as cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, etc. Slaves were also used as the source of labor. Key Concept: Conflict - The Plantation System fits under the conflict section because many in the North opposed using slaves for labor due to them ultimately being hostages.
  • Nativism

    Nativism is a policy which protects the interests of native-born as well as established inhabitants against immigrants. Key Concept: Conflict - Nativism is significant in the conflict section because it was a conflict between immigrants and natives of America.
  • Lowell Girls

    Lowell Girls
    The Lowell Girls were females who worked in the Lowell Mills. Key Concept: American Dream - This is significant to the American dream because females were finally able to earn money and work.
  • Lowell Mill

    Lowell Mill
    The Lowell Mill(s) were mills that were operated in the city of Massachusetts during the 19th and 20th centuries. Key Concept: Progress - The mills are significant in progress because it allowed textiles to be mass produced.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal is a canal that took 8 years to build that is apart of the east-west, cross-state route of the New York canal system. Key Concept: Expansion - The Erie Canal was significant in expansion because it allowed people to move westward as well as expanding where goods went.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    The Underground Railroad was made to help slaves escape to freedom. Key Concept: American Dream - The railroad is significant to the American Dream because many slaves dreamed of being free.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was the effort by Congress to end the sectional as well as political rivalries that erupted from the request of Missouri to let slavery be permitted. Key Concept: Conflict - The compromise is significant in conflict because it delt with different viewpoints on allowing slavery in Missouri.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act was an act signed by Jackson that authorized the removal of Natives within existing state borders. Key Concept: Conflict - This event is significant in conflict because it was a hostile act between Europeans and Natives.
  • Worcester vs. Georgia

    Worcester vs. Georgia
    Worcester vs. Georgia was a case where the Supreme Court vacated the conviction of Worcester and said that the Georgia criminal statute that prohibited non Natives from being present on their lands without a license provided form the state was unconstitutional. Key Concept: Conflict - This case is significant in conflict because is was a disagreement between to people.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    The Nullification Crisis was caused from South Carolina signing the Ordinance of Nullification which stated that the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were unconstitutional. Key Concept: Conflict - The Crisis is significant to conflict because it ultimately was a conflict between South Carolina and the federal government.
  • Steel Plow

    Steel Plow
    The Steel Plow is a machine used for farming that helps break up tough soil. Key Concept: Expansion - The steel plow is significant to expansion because it allowed farming to go by much faster which in turn helped expand farms.
  • Telegraph

    The telegraph is an invention that allowed messages to be transmitted from a distance along a wire. Key Concept: Expansion - This invention is significant in expansion because it allowed people to converse over long distances which aided in the export and import of goods.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The Trail of Tears was under Jackson's removal policy that forced Cherokee Indians to give up their land and migrate. Key Concept: Expansion - This event is significant to expansion because it allowed the Europeans to expand American boarders.
  • Sectionalism

    Sectionalism is the favoritism to the interests of a certain section of one's country instead of the country as a whole. Key Concept: Conflict - Sectionalism is significant in conflict because conflicts would erupt since there would be a lack of care for more regions. For instance, the matter of slavery and state's rights.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was an attempt to help detour from hostilities between the South and North. The compromise was composed of five bills passed by the U.S. Congress that diffused conflicts for four years. Key Concept: Conflict - This is significant in conflict because it was a compromise to help not start conflict between slave and slave free states.
  • Railroads

    Railroads are a set of tracks made from steel rails which can be used for trains to run on. Key Concept: Expansion - Railroads relate to expansion because they allowed America to expand where goods were sent as well as allowing people to travel.