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What is Manifest Destiny?
The idea that it was the nation's destiny to expand across the continent to the Pacific Ocean.
From sea to shining sea.
What was the Jacksonian Democracy?
The emerging democratic spirit in the United States after Andrew Jackson's election as President in 1828.
Andrew Jackson
What are States' rights?
The theory that states have the right to judge whether a law passed by Congress is unconstitutional.
What was the Missouri compromise?
An act in 1820 admitting Missouri as a slave state, Maine as a free state, and forbidding slavery north of parallel 36 degrees and 30'.
Free and slave states
What was the indian removal act?
The 1830 law that authorized the President to move eastern indians to public lands west of the Mississippi.
Evacuating indians
What was the trail of tears?
The forced journey of Cherokee Indians from their homes in Georgia to lands in the west in 1838 - 1839.
Indian journey