In 1776, the United States independence from Britain, the territory of the US only has 13 states along the Atlantic Ocean. How the United State expand her land so much in such a short time? During the 19 century, the federal government promoted westward expansion by using a variety of methods, such as purchase, cession, annexation, war or treaty. This expansion changed the shape and character of the country. More and more territory lead the United States became one of the largest countries in the world. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from France for 15 million dollars. At that time, France was busy to control the whole of Europe and had no time to concern about her colonies in the America. Also, France needed money to establish the army. Therefore, the France would have accepted a low price to sell the Louisiana Territory. This is the Louisiana Purchase as shown in document 1. After the Louisiana Purchase, the size of the US had doubled. From document 3, we can know that the United States gained the Texas by going war with Mexico. Texas had independent from Mexico, but most of Texans were Americans and they asked the United States to annex Texas and take it over. The United States went to war with Mexico in order to decide the border of Texas. Finally, the United States won the war, and it called Texas Annexation. Also, the United States took over the Southwest land of Texas from Mexico, called Mexican Cession. Treaty with other country, occupied the ownerless territory, are another ways that the United States expand its land. Land expansion had also brought a variety of problems. From document 6, in order to let the citizens settled at new territory, the United States passed the Homestead…
When the Supreme Court announced in its unanimous Brown v. Board of Education decision (1954) that the doctrine of "separate but equal" had no place in public education, Prince George's County public schools operated under a dual system that was in keeping with an 1872 Maryland law requiring the separate education of black and white children. The system in Prince George's County was completely segregated. Students attended segregated schools. The buses were also segregated, even though…
deeper into the mystery.
Aided by an informant identified as Deep Throat, Woodward and Bernstein uncovered one of the significant stories of the twentieth century. They became the catalyst in forcing the first presidential resignation in American history.
As the Watergate scandal Summary investigation began testimony revealed that there was a taping system which was installed to record conversations in the Oval Office, Camp David , the Cabinet rooms, and Nixon's hideaway office.
Nixon argued that…
Louisiana Purchase-(36 degrees-30' North latitude).
Kansas-Nebraska Act-Created Nebraska and Kansas as states and gave the people in those territories the right to chose to be a free or slave state through popular sovereignty. REPEALS MISSOURI COMPROMISE
Freeport Doctrine-Doctrine developed by Stephen Douglas that said the exclusion of slavery in a territory could be determined by the refusal of the voters to enact any laws that would protect slave property. It was unpopular with Southerners, and…
APUSH II Notes Pg. 488-502
Population increasing significantly even through deaths of Union and Confederate Ranks- over 39 million people in 1870 (which was a gain of 26.6%).
U.S. 3rd largest nation in Western World behind Russia and France.
Corruption, which originated due to Ulysses Grant (good soldier bad politician).
The “Bloody Shirt” Elects Grant
“Good general would make good president”
Grant = most popular northern hero from war.
Citizens from Philly, Washington, and hometown…
the western half of North America slowed down the settlement of this land (Document A). While going through the Great Plains in the center of the continent was easier than the mountains, it wasn’t necessarily easy either. In certain parts of the U.S. development happened rapidly rather by chance or with the help of the land while the majority of development was painfully slow. The geography of the western portion of the United States did play an important part in the expansion of the states, but…
U.S. History I
FINAL: THURSDAY JUNE 27TH
A. Spanish Exploration of America: Model of colonization: 3G’s GOD, GOLD, GLORY
1. Developed model of colonization in America based on 3 key concepts
a. Spain’s monarchy maintained firm control over its colonies with virtually no autonomy granted to American colonies.
b. Men made up the majority of early colonists, taking the Indians first and later African women as wives or concubines.
c. Development of the colonies and exploitation of their…
TO INCREASED GROWTH DURING THE CIVIL WAR. THIS LAID THE GROUNDWORK FOR POSTWAR PROSPERITY
1. Factories used NEW TOOLS/METHODS TO MASS PRODUCE GOODS
2. Expantion of RAILROADS
3. government ENCOURAGED IMMIGRATION
A GREAT MANY IMMIGRANTS TO THE U.S. WERE PUSHED FROM THEIR HOMELANDS BY...
1. POLITICAL UPHEAL AT HOME
2. RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION
3. CROP FAILURES
ENTREPRENEURS FUELED INDUSTRIALIZATION IN THE LATE 1800S
1. The American system of CAPITALISM in which individuals own MOST BUSINESSES…
major cities towns. Be sure to include land features (Mountain ranges ) and water features (rivers and lakes
9. Who ran your colony? Name the governors etc.
-William Coddington born 1601 Boston Lincolnshire England, died November 1, 1678 Rhode Island U.S colonial governor and religious dissident who had founded Newport Rhode Island in 1639
10. Who did your colony send the First Continental Congress? The second Continental Congress? To the Constitutional Convection?
The first Continental Congress meets…
U.S. History Timeline
a. Northwest Ordinance-Created 6 states, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin
b. Louisiana Purchase- Doubled the size of the United States
c. War of 1812- Even though America did not gain or lose land, this was gave Americans newfound confidence and pride in their nation
d. Monroe Doctrine- Stated that there could be no more colonization of European colonies in the Western Hemisphere and…
1817, signed but Britain and the United States, it established strict
limits on naval armaments in the Great Lakes, a first step in the full demilitarization of the
U.S.-Canadian border, completed in the 1870s
Tariff of 1816:
first protective tariff in American history, created primarily to shield New
England manufacturers from the inflow of British goods after the War of 1812
1820s. Henry Clay’s three-pronged system to promote American industry…