US History

By ebird
  • Mason Dickson Line

    1763-1767 deciding between north and south the legality of slavery, south pro slaves (economy built on agriculture and slavery), north anti-slaves. Mason and Dickson drew out line states above were free slaves, states below were slave states
  • Treaty of Paris

    formally ended the Revolutionary War. British recognize American territorial claims that included most of the land south of the Great Lake
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    US Territorial Expansion

  • Tariff Act 1789

    protected trade and raised revenues for the federal government. Congress has authority to ay and collect taxes, Duties, imports, and exports
  • Judiciary Act

    Judiciary branch should consist of one supreme court and such inferior courts as congress decided to establish
  • Invention of the Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney invents Cotton Gin, separated seeds and cotton, increased slave population, more people using cotton, trading cotton etc, south economy improved
  • War on the Judiciary

    judiciary act
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Jefferson purchases land from French, unconstitutional v. better for country, agriculture, doubled the land of the US, encouraged trade in Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River.
  • Fletcher v. Peck

    declared the Court's power to void state laws, this case marked the first time the Supreme Court struck down a state law on constitutional grounds.
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    Second War of Independence (1812)

    US v. British
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Between US and British, because of war of 1812
  • Tariff Act

  • Martin v. Hunter's Lesse

    gave the Court the power to review decisions by state courts.
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    Era of Good Feelings

    time period in US History under President Monroe when partisan disagreements subsided
  • James Monroe

  • Panic of 1819

    financial panic, after war of 1812
  • Dartmouth v. Woodward

    the Court promoted business growth by denying states the right to alter or impair contracts unilaterally
  • MucCulloch v. Maryland

    established the constitutionality of the second Bank of the United States and denied to states the right to exert independent checks on federal authority, also whether a state had to the power to tax a branch of the Bank of the U.S., court said no.
  • Tariff of 1820

  • Missouri Compromise

    above the line is free and below the line is slave. Marks the beginning of sectionalism, division between North and South,
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    Nullification Crisis

  • Tariff of 1824

  • Gibbons v. Ogden

    the court made the federal gov. have more power over interstate trade.
  • Andrew Jackson

  • Jackson's Bank Veto

  • Congress passed 2nd Bank Charter

    Congress acted, not as Jackson recommended. A bill to extend the charter of the Bank passed both houses by healthy majorities, though less than the two-thirds required to override a veto.
  • Tariffs of Abominations

    high protective tax levied on goods coming into the country
  • Texas Annexation

    Americans living in Mexican state of Texas rebelled from central gov, and established an independent gov.
  • Mexican- American War

    Pres. James Polk provokes war with mexico