Flashcards in History Deck (19):
the time period before the civil war
the 19th century belief that America was destined to spread across the continent
to formally withdraw from an alliance, union, or country
the principle that the authority of the government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power.
the action or an act of abolishing a system, practice, or institution
Who coined the term manifest destiny and why did he believe it was justified
John O Sullivan- it was america's divine right
How did the cotton gin bring a resurgence in the need for slaves in the south
it made cotton picking a lot more efficient and profitable and cotton could be grown on a larger scale
Why did the Union struggle against the South despite the fact they had a larger and better equipped army?
the Confederacy's generals were better than the North's because seven out of eight military schools were in the South
What was the original reason for the start of the Civil War?
the Confederacy felt like the US was encroaching on their rights, especially when Lincoln won the 1860 election.
Why were the Emancipation Proclaimation and the Gettysburg Address essential to changing the Civil War?
they made the war about ending slavery and basic human rights.
white abolitionist who led a failed raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia
abolitionist newspaper editor who was killed in Alton, IL
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
missionaries who established oregon trail
abolitionist and 16th president of the United States who led the union during the Civil War
The Great Comromisers
Henry Clay, John C calhoun, Steven A douglass, Buchannan
played a huge part in preventing war during the antebellum period
General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Mexican politician and general who fought against texas in the Texas revolution and was ultimately defeated
General Ulysses S. Grant
general in the civil war who led the union army to victory
religious leader who founded mormonism, wrote the Book of Mormon