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What was the purpose of the Underground Railroad?
To help African-Americans escape from slavery.
In the mid-1800's, how did the South compare to the North?
The South was largely agricultural and the North was industrial.
What was the immediate result of the Battle of San Jacinto?
Texas became an independent nation.
What caused the Mexican war?
A boundary disagreement.
Why were thousands of Americans eager to move to Oregon in the 1840's?
They had read about Oregon's mild climate and good soil.
Why did a group of people go west with Brigham Young?
To escape religious intolerance.
TRUE OR FALSE?
By 1822, new states like Ohio and Tennessee had a different position on suffrage than the 13 original states.
TRUE
people who fought against slavery
abolitionist
the right to vote
suffrage
run-down apartment buildings
tenement
great changes in inventions
Industrial Revolution
managed field workers on a plantation
overseer
TRUE OR FALSE?
The Trail of Tears was a pathway the Cherokees had to follow. It went from the Appalatian Mountains to the reservations.
TRUE
make large amounts of goods in a short time
mass production
waterway made by people
canal
parts from 1 object may be used in another object
interchangeable parts
person running for political office
candidate
a secret network of people who led slaves to freedom
Underground Railroad
when people stop drinking alcohol
temperance
joining a country or territory to another nation
annexation
TRUE OR FALSE?
The building of canals and railroads did not affect the economy of the western states.
FALSE. It greatly affected the economy.
the belief that the U.S. could and should expand across the continent
Manifest Destiny
TRUE OR FALSE?
Enslaved workers never resisted the treatment they received from the overseer and slave owners.
FALSE. They resisted almost daily.
an argument
dispute
an opening
pass
TRUE OR FALSE?
The antislavery movement took place after the women's rights movement.
FALSE. It took place before the women's rights movement.
TRUE OR FALSE?
In the 1820's, Mexico encouraged Americans to settle in Texas.
TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE?
Towns like Tombstone, Deadwood, and Cripple Creek continued to grow after the gold rush was over.
TRUE
a stretch of land across the Rocky Mountains. It separates the rivers that flow to the East and those that flow to the West.
Continental Divide
a gold seeker in the rush of 1849
forty-niner
TRUE OR FALSE?
James Marshall and Johann Sutter wanted to keep the discovery of gold at Sutter's mill an secret.
TRUE
a town that grows quickly in population and wealth
boomtown
Who am I?
1. I was a hero in the War of 1812.
2. I was a "self-made man".
3. Many poor people voted for me.
I am Andrew Jackson
TRUE OR FALSE?
The pioneers faced many hardships along the Oregon Trail.
TRUE
Why did Congress pass the Indian Removal Act in 1830?
So settlers could have the rich land of the West.
TRUE OR FALSE?
The Oregon Trail was created before the Trail of Tears.
FALSE. It was created after the Trail of Tears.
What effect did Fulton's steamboat have on the nation's development?
Canals were built.
What effect did the invention of the cotton gin have on slavery?
The demand for enslaved workers increased.