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19 Cards in this Set

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Cotton gin
this machine was invented by Eli Whitney
Nat Turner's Rebellion
United States slave who had a failed slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia and the rebels traveled from house to house, freeing slaves and killing all the white people they found(55 whites were killed)
American Colonization Society
solution to slaves is sending them back to Africa
Elias Howe
an American sewing machine pioneer
Irish potato famine
problem led to the migration of millions of Irish to the United States
Know-Nothing Party
party was a nativist and formed due to the strong dislike of the Irish immigrants; Anti-catholic
Wilmot Proviso
proposed that the territory received during the Mexican-American War should forbid slavery
Popular Sovereignty
doctrine that the state is created by and subject to the will of the people
Free Soil Party
was a short-lived political party in the United States organized in 1840 that faded out by about 1856. Its main purpose was opposing the extension of slavery into the territories, as well as advocating the abolition of slavery itself;formed around the Wilmot Proviso
Ostend Manifesto
Offer to purchase Cuba from Spain for $100 million dollars
Stephen Douglas
came up with the railroad plan that led to the Kansas-Nebraska Act and took part in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates? (Believed in popular sovereignty
Compromise of 1850
a series of Congressional legislative measures addressing slavery and the boundaries of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War
Fugitive Slave Law
statutes passed by the United States Congress in 1793 and 1850 to provide for the return of slaves who escaped from one state into another or into a public territory
Webster-Ashburton Treaty
settled the dispute over the location of the Maine-New Brunswick border between the United States and Canada as well as the location of the border (at the 49th parallel) in the westward frontier up to the Rocky Mountains and the shared use of the Great Lakes
Religion started with Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
started the religion of Mormonishm
Brigham Young
leader of the migration of the Mormons after Joseph Smith had died
Treaty of 1846
Treaty between the United States and Great Britain that set the boundary of the Oregon Territory
Texas Independence
conflict with Texas which began with the Siete Leyes of 1835, when Mexican President and General Antonio López de Santa Anna Pérez de Lebrón, abolished the Constitution of 1824 and proclaimed a new anti-federalist constitution in its place