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18 Cards in this Set

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Mexican Cession
historical name for the region of the present day southwestern United States that was ceded to the U.S. by Mexico in 1848 under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo following the Mexican-American War
Gadsden Purchase
the strip of land to the American Southwest in order to railroad and was bought from Mexico called
Edgar Allen Poe
an American poet, short story writer, editor, critic and one of the leaders of the American Romantics? (Wrote detective and crime fiction
Nathaniel Hawthorne
19th century American novelist and short story writer. He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature? (Wrote the Scarlett Letter
Hermal Melville
an American novelist, essayist and poet and wrote Moby Dick
Henry David Thoreau
an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, pacifist, tax resister and philosopher who is famous for Walden
Walt Whitman
American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist whose most famous works are the collections of poetry Leaves of Grass and Drum-Taps
Dorothea Dix
social activist who wanted to create asylums for the insane
William Lloyd Garrison
is best known as the editor of the radical abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, and as one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society
Frederick Douglass
a former slave who fought for the abolishment of slavery and had the newspaper the North Star
Sarah Grimke
an abolitionist but also fought very hard for woman’s rights
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
a social activist, and a leading figure of the early women's rights movement in the United States and played a major role in the Seneca Falls Convention and was the principle writer of the Declaration of Sentiment
Lucretia Mott
the first major American women's activist in the early 1800s and is credited as the first "feminist", but more accurately, the launcher of women's political advocacy and signed the Declaration of Sentiment in the Seneca Falls Convention
Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments
written during the Seneca Falls Convention that included a list of grievances followed by the rights of women and was the most important document that would push forward the women's rights movement; (All men and women are created equal)
Horace Mann
leading advocate of the common public school system
Harriet Beecher Stowe
wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Dred Scott decision
decision was based off a slave trying to receive freedom for living on a free territory and the decision ruled that slaves are property
Gabriel Prosser's Rebellion
slave rebellion that failed