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Unformatted text preview: Unit Overview In this unit, you will learn what the U.S. was like during the first decades of the 19th century. Conflicts with other nations, including Indian nations, arose as the U.S. expanded. The new nation established its independence and role in world politics by fighting the War of 1812 and through the Monroe Doctrine. The common man became more involved in politics in the Jackson era. By the end of the unit, you should know... 1. Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Zebulon Pike, and John Fremont were explorers who contributed to knowledge of the expanding U.S. territory. 2. Marbury v. Madison was a landmark Supreme Court decision that established the precedent of judicial review. 3. President Jefferson was instrumental in doubling the size of the U.S. by signing the treaty that authorized the Louisiana Purchase. 4. The War of 1812 was fought between the U.S. and England because of England's interference in The War of 1812 was fought between the U....
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- Winter '10
- World History