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Hist 127 key terms - Louisiana Purchase This large tract of...

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Louisiana Purchase: This large tract of land was purchased from the French with Robert Livingston’s shrewd bargaining from the price of $15 million Jefferson still had some issues with the Louisiana Purchase because he wanted to find something that made it constitutional. He liked it from the standpoint that it offered more farmland for future generations. So he came up with a treaty and the American army took control of the 828,000 acres in late 1803. Spain had previously owned the Louisiana territory; however, Spain made and exchange with France for some land in Italy, and this worried America about a possible war so they tried to buy New Orleans, a strategic port city and ended up purchasing the whole territory. Tecumseh: A Shawnee chief who’s name translates to “shooting star.” He was a gifted natural commander and a good politician and warrior. He took it upon himself to travel the region and convince tribes to join his pan-Indian confederacy. He renamed himself as the prophet and proclaimed that whites were the children of the Evil Spirit, Jefferson’s fears of an Indian confederacy uniting with Britain came true in 1812 with the war. He died in 1813 in Canada at the battle of the Thames. Missouri Compromise: In 1819 Missouri applied for statehood which lead to a big controversy about whether or not it would be a free state or a slave state. Missouri was unique in that it covered areas of territory that were not included in the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, so James Tallmadge of new york proposed some amendments to the statehood bill. Tallmadge’s amendments passed but just barely and it was in more of a North vs. South vote, but then the amendments were voted down in the senate, and in 1820 a compromise emerged using the latitude lines of 36degrees 30’. Trail of Tears: Part of Jackson’s plan to solve the “Indian Problem,” congress agreed with Jackson’s sentiments and they passed the Indian Removal act of 1830 A lot of tribes were affected but the Cherokee tribe of Georgia tried to respond with legal action, most Cherokee refused to move so federal troops were sent in to evacuate them. They had to travel 1200 miles and lost nearly a quarter of their population en route, this took place in 1838. Market Revolution: The return of peace in 1815 America became more industrialized… changes in transportation facilitated the movement of commodities information people and textile mills and other factories created more jobs. And changes in banking, legal practices, and tariff policies promoted economic growth. Not a industrial revolution but a market one fueled by traditional sources…the new part was the accelerated pace of economic activity ad the scale of the distribution of goods. The
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course HIST 127 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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