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    Abolitionism is the movement to end slavery throughout the United States.
  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney
    An American inventor that shaped the economy of the south with his invention of the cotton gin.
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    Manifest Destiny

    The 19th century idea that justified expansion of the United States throughout North America. They believed it was their destiny to expand across the continent.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Presidebt Thomas Jefferson decided to double the size of the Union, by buying land from France. The purchase included 828,000 miles west of the Mississippi river. Caused economic problems and tensions with Great Britain.
  • Lewis and Clark Expidition

    Lewis and Clark Expidition
    After Jefferson Bought the Louisiana purchase, he sent experienced fronteirsmen Lewis and Clark to examine the wildlife, and natural resources of the area.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    One of the goals of the United States in the early 19th and late 18th centuries was to create more effecient transportation methods. The Erie canal was finished in 1825 and dramatically reduced shipping costs to New York.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Compromise between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress, involving primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories. It prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30′ north except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe doctrine was a document that stated that the Americas should be free from future European interference. It further seperated them from their European ties.
  • William Lloyd Garrison

    William Lloyd Garrison
    William Lloyd Garrison was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He was the editor of the abolitionist newspaper "The Reformer" and was a founder of the anti-slave society.
  • Nat Turmer

    Nat Turmer
    A slave that led a slave rebellion in Virginia that led to 60 white deaths and the deaths of 100 black slaves. Led to more restrictions and legislation against black people.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    During the presidency of Andrew Jackson, created by South Carolina's 1832 Ordinance of Nullification. This ordinance said by the power of the State that the federal Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were unconstitutional and therefore wouldn't be followed within the sovereign boundaries of South Carolina.
  • Grimke Sisters

    Grimke Sisters
    Sarah and Angelina Grimke toured the country speaking out against slavery at numerous anti-slavery conventions.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Law that was Proposed by Wilmot Proviso, if passed it would have abolished slavery in any state acquired from Mexico.
  • Seneca Falls Conference

    Seneca Falls Conference
    The first women's rights conference organized completely by women.
  • Fredrick Douglass

    Fredrick Douglass
    Fredrick Douglas was an escaped slave that became a leading figure in the Abolitionist Movement. He is known as an eloquent speaker and a fiery writer.
  • Kansas- Nebraska Act

    Kansas- Nebraska Act
    Opened new lands for settlement and also allowed those settlers to determine wether or not they would allow slavery in their new states.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Claimed that the federal governent had no power to control slavery in territories, and that africans or people of african descent were not protected by the constitution and were not U.S. citizens.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    An attempt by white abolitionist, John Brown, to start a slave revolt by seizing a United States arsenal in Harper's Ferry, Virginia
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    Abraham Lincoln

    President that abolished slavery, also succesfully led through a civil war.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    When Confederate artilary opened fire againest Federal Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbour. They surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces tried for 4 years to get it back.
  • Stonewall Jackson

    Stonewall Jackson
    Organized troops to comprise the famous "Stonewall Brigade" at Harper's Ferry.
  • William T. Sherman

    William T. Sherman
    Led a march through Georgia and the Carolina's that furhter undermined the Confederacy's ability to fight.
  • Antietam

    Bloodeist Oneday battle in American History. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confedarate Army of Northern Virgiania's first invasion into the North. It led to President Abraham Lincoln to issue the preliminary to the Emancipation Proclamtion. 23,00 soliders ended up dead, missing, or wounded in 12 hours of battle.
  • Emancipation Proclamtation

    Emancipation Proclamtation
    The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • Vicksburg

    Turning point in the Civil War. The South wanted it in order for the South to survive. The North wanted it to gain control of the river and to divide the South. The North won with brilliant military strategy. Grant ended up getting promoted in the Army.
  • Gettysberg

    Bloodiest Battle in American History in which was a turning point in the Civil War. It stopped the South's second inviasion into the North. This led to President Lincoln's immortal "Gettysberg Address". Had 51,000 casualities
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    President of the Confederate States of America during its entire existance. Charged with treason after the civil war. The treason was lifted 89 years after he died.
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leader of the early womens rights movement.
  • 13th Amendment

    The 13th amendment abolished slavery and invoulentary servitude except for criminal offences.
  • Battle for Atlanta

    Battle for Atlanta
    Union forces contiuned there Atlanta Campaign to seize important rail and supply in the center of Atlanta. the Union won and was led by William T. Sherman.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    Led the battle of Appomattox Court House, this eventually led to the fall of the southern secesion
  • Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    Robert E. Lee was a extremely important general for the south during The Civil War. He famously surrendered at Appomatox Courthouse on April 9th 1865.
  • Andrew Johnson

    17th president of the United States. Served as Lincolns Vice president and became president after Lincoln was assasinated.
  • Sitting Bull

    Sitting Bull
    Sioux made peace agreement with U.S. government, but the gold rush came soon after. Being a courageous warrior, he was able to respond with battles, but he he could not win the war.
  • 14th Amendment

    Provided a broad defintion of citizenship. That allowed people of African descent to become citizens
  • 15th Amendment

    Prohibits goverments in the United States from denying people the right to vote based on race, color or previous servitude.
  • John D. Rockefeller

    American Inudstrialist and philantropist. Founder of the Standard Oil Company. And the first great U.S. Business trust.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    These were racial laws that segregated whites and blacks in schools, transportation, bathrooms, and many other places. It also became known as the "separate but equal" decision.
  • Compromise of 1877

    Also known as the Great Betrayal. It ended the reconstruction in the south. And the removal of federal troops.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Thomas Edison invents the first lightbullb through experimenting with electricity.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

    Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
    This act banned the Chinese people from immigrating. It was meant to last for 10 years, but it ended up being longer. It lasted until China was needed as an ally against Japan in 1943.
  • American Federation of Labor

    American Federation of Labor
    This group focused on securing good working conditions, higer wages, and shorter work weeks for its members.
  • Samuel Gompers

    Samuel Gompers
    President of the AFL (American Federation of Labor)
    Helped make AFL biggest union in the nation.
    Committed to the members,
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre
    This was a site in South Dakota where the Indians fought with the U.S. government. This massacre killed many Native Americans which led to the final fight between the Sioux and the government.
  • Ellis Island

    Ellis Island
    Created in 2001, this building/island was used for immigration purposes needed to enter the United States. It was the first step for immagrants to start the American Dream.
  • Plessy V Ferguson

    Plessy V Ferguson
    Plessy was arrested because of sitting in a whites only railcar and ignoring the "separate but equal" railroad laws. His argument failed, and racial segregation remained constitutional under the separate but equal doctrine.
  • Pullman Strike

    Pullman Strike
    Workers of the Pullman Car Company went on strike due to a decrease in wages. They mainly boycotted the American Railway Union which affected railroad treffic tremendously nation wide.
  • Ida Tarbell

    Ida Tarbell
    She was was an American journalist born in Pennsylvania. Her main investigative reporting had to do with unfairness of the Standard Oil Company, which lead to the monopoly downfall of the U.S. Supreme Court. She wrote "The History of the Standard Oil Company" in 1904.
  • Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle"

    Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle"
    This book was written to describe the American meat-packing industry, not in a good way. It describes the poor working conditions, living conditions, and other unknown details about how the company runs it's industries.