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A ceremony in which a leader takes office
A. inauguration
B. impressment
C. war hawk
D. national anthem
Why did Thomas Jefferson want to buy land along the Mississippi River?
So that the U.S. could have its own port on the Gulf of Mexico
Who did the U.S. buy the Louisiana Purchase from?
France
How much did the Louisiana Purchase cost?
$15,000,000
Who explored the Louisiana Purchase?
Lewis and Clark, who were guided by Sacagawea
Taking a worker against their will
A. impressment
B. war hawk
C. national anthem
A member of Congress who wanted war with England before the War of 1812
A. impressment
B. war hawk
C. national anthem
A song of praise for a country that is the official song of that country
A. impressment
B. war hawk
C. national anthem
Why were Americans angry with England in the early 1800's?
Because the British were encouraging the Indians to fight Americans moving west and the British were stopping American ships and kidnapping sailors.
Who was the President during the War of 1812?
James Madison
Why was the U.S. ship Constitution nicknamed "Old Ironside"?
Because cannonballs seemed to bounce off it
What city was burned by the British during the War of 1812?
Washington, D.C.
Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?
Francis Scott Key
What inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star-Spangled banner?
He saw the flay waving over Fort McHenry
When was the battle of New Orleans fought?
After the peace treaty ending the War of 1812 was signed
A form of government in which the people have the power to make choices about their laws and government
A. democracy
B. manifest destiny
C. gold rush
What is Andrew Jackson's nickname?
Old Hickory
How did Andrew Jackson get his nickname and where?
He got the nickname when he was in the army and he got it because he was so tough
What was the Indian Removal Act?
It said that all Indians east of the Mississippi River had to leave their lands and move west to the Indian Territory
What is the Trail of Tears?
The Cherokee Indians' journey from North Carolina to Georgia to the Indian Territory
A belief that the U.S. should stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
A. manifest destiny
B. gold rush
C. democracy
A sudden rush of new people to an area where gold has been found
A. manifest destiny
B. gold rush
C. democracy
Why were Texas settlers angry?
Because they had to obey Mexico's laws because they didn't wanted to be ruled by Mexico or pay taxes to Mexico
Who was the Mexican dictator in 1834?
Santa Anna
What did Santa Anna attack, where all 189 Texans were killed and only women and children survived?
The Alamo
What is the battle cry of the Texans when they defeated the Mexicans at the Battle of San Jacinto known as?
Remember the Alamo
What was the Oregon Trail?
The trail that most settlers followed to the Oregon Country
Who settled in Utah?
The Mormons
What did gold seekers in California call themselves and why?
The "forty-niners" because they arrived in California in 1849
A period of time during the 1700's and 1800's in which machines took the place of hand tolls to manufacture goods
A. industrial revolution
B. textile
C. interchangeable parts
D. mass production
Cloth
A. industrial revolution
B. textile
C. interchangeable parts
D. mass production
Identical copies of parts made by machines so that if one part breaks, an identical part can be installed
A. industrial revolution
B. textile
C. interchangeable parts
D. mass production
System of producing large amounts of goods at one time
A. industrial revolution
B. textile
C. interchangeable parts
D. mass production
What was the nation's first important road joining the eastern U.S. to the places west of the Appalachian Mountains?
The National Road
What was opened in New York in 1825 that connected the Hudson River and Lake Erie?
The Erie Canal
Who invented the steamboat?
Robery Fulton
Who built the first locomotive, the Tom Thumb in United States?
Peter Cooper
The first spinning mill in the U.S. was built by who?
Samuel Slater
Why were the first spinning mills built next to rivers?
So that water could be used to turn the water wheels, which in turn powered the machines connected to them
The system of interchangeable parts was developed by who?
Eil Whitney
What did Eli Whitney's cotton gin do?
It removed seeds from the cotton
Who invented the reaper?
Cyrus McCormick
Who invented the steel plow?
John Deere
Social Studies
Chapter 11
The Nation Grows
Social Studies
Chapter 11
The Nation Grows