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California gold rush

Created the need for law and order in the west

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Morrill land grant act

Transferred western land to state governments, who could sell it to generate funds for education

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Homestead act of 1862

Permitted citizens to claim land cheaply in west

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National bank acts 1863

Created new national banking system
Absorbed all the little banks

Created uniform currency

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Draft riots

Most violent ever in NYC
Blamed blacks for the war
Irish angry

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Copperheads

"Peace democrats" dems opposed to war

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Lincolns radical actions

Martial law

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1864 election

Lincoln's reelection majority electoral

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Confiscation acts

Declared confederate military slaves free

Emancipation
Result in radical republicans gain influence

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Emancipation proclamation

Made all confederacy slaves free (not boarder states)

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Confederate funding problems

Asked states for money nicely and they all were like nah not feelin it

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Jefferson Davis

Confederate "president"
Moderate (ofc)
Shitty

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General Winfield Scott

Shitty general in civil war Lincoln was like nah son

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George b McClellan

Arrogant and shitty civil war general

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Ulysses s grant

Awesome general
Attached the resources not the territory
Lincoln's favorite child

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Robert e lee

Military dude for the confeds

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Trent affair

British getting in With south union is like what the fuck man

It all happened with boats idk

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Dread Scott decision

Federal government was powerless to discuss the rights of slavery within states

Was drastic and startling

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Buchanan

Timid timid timid
Did like nothing

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Election of 1844

No one wanted to talk about annexation of Texas

Polk swooped in and was like YAS TEXAS so he won

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54-40 or fight

Loose talk of war between America and British over Canadian boarder

No one wanted war so Brits relented
Fixed at 49th parallel

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Mexican war

Support split in America
Victorious

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Bear flag revolution

The mess of fighting in California
John c Fremont leading a group, the navy, And settlers against Mexicans

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Zachary Taylor

Good commander in Mexican war became president after narrow victory

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Free soil party

Emergence signaled the discontent and disapproval of slavery

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William h Seward

After Calhoun died. Wanted slaVERY DED

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Stephen a Douglas

Democrat, westerner
Devoted to personal and sectional gain
Wanted railroads and shit

CALLED CLAYS compromise of 1850 bill OMINOUS And tried to kill it

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Millard fillmore

Z Taylor's shitty replacement after he died.
Dull but HANDSOME

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Ostend manifesto

Plans for taking Cuba that leaked and got everyone all uppity because they thought it was like a secret slave state

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South opinion on annexation

Opposed all new territory that would not openly allow slaves

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Election of 1856

Boring Buchanan
Everyone playing it safe

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America claim of Oregon

Good farming produced Oregon ferver to settle south of Columbian

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Manifest destiny

Fueled explanation including Mexican California and the annexation of Texas

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Causes of Mexican war

Annexation of Texas
Pushing Mexico to sell California
Assertion of boarder by Polk and Slidell

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Treaty of Guadalupe hidalgo 1848

Ended Mexican war
Mex recognize rio grande as boarder
Us pay 15 mill and assume claims against Mexico

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Clayton bulwark treaty

Great Britian and America both wanted the general canal and they were like we can share

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Booker t Washington

Spokesman for blacks in south
Born into slavery
Encouraged blacks to attend schools and such

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Jim Crow laws

Restricting laws encouraging segregation and such

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Chinese immigrants

First Americans were like yeah, but then their success in west was see as a threat.

Chinese exclusion act

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Chinese exclusion act

Reflection of perceived threat of Chinese
Ban emigration and prevented Chinese from becoming citizens

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Anti coolie clubs

Anti Chinese agitation and violence
Didn't employ Chinese
Created by Irish immigrant

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Characteristics of western working class

Multiracial

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Romance of west

Rocky Mountain school
Cowboy myth (Owen wister)
Fredric Remington (cowboy)

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Sand creek massacre

Eastern Sioux killed 700 whites when rebelling against restrictions imposed

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Indian hunting

Sport of whites popular in California
Factor in reduction of Indian populations
1850-80

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Little Bighorn

Montana 1876
Indians vs whites

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Building transcontinental railroad

Chinese workers made up 90%
They didn't complain ^

After this Chinese went out of work