The Divisive Politics of Slavery
Election of 1848
James K. Polk pledged only to serve one term this put him out of the
Democrats nominated Lewis Cass
Whigs nominated Zachary Taylor
Free Soilers nominated Martin Van Buren
Bill of Rights: The first 10 amendments of the constitution.
Judiciary Act of 1789: Organized the Supreme court, with a chief justice and five associates, as well as
federal districts and circuit courts.
Funding at Par: federal government paying itss debt
Corrupt bargain: marked the last of the old-style elections in 1824
Spoils system: rewarding political supporters with public office
Tariff of Abominations: High tariff bill that shocked the southerners.
Nullification Crisis: Crisis between Andrew Jackson
Uncle Toms Cabin: Harriet Beecher Stowes heartrending novel about the wickedness of slavery.
The Impending Crisis of the South: Hinton R. Helpers book outlining that nonslaveholding whites were the
ones that suffered the most from slavery.
New England Emi
Battle of New Orleans: American victory the secured Andrew Jackson as a war hero.
Congress of Vienna: 1814-1815: Redrafted Napoleons map of Europe
Treaty of Ghent: Signed on Christmas Eve in 1814. Both sides agreed to stop fighting and restore
Essential Questions for the Early Republic
1) Despite many weaknesses what two significant achievements did the United States accomplish
during the Articles of Confederation?
2) How did champions of the Constitution convince some Anti-federalists to suppo
Essential Questions for the Era of Good Feeling - the Age of Jackson
1) What were the four main components of the American System?
2) What territorial acquisitions did the U.S. procure and what territorial boundaries did it establish
during the Era of Goo
Huguenots: men, women, and children
Edict of Nanes: limited toleration of French Protestants.
Couriers de bois: French fur-traders that caught beavers. Runners of the Woods
King Williams War: 1689-1697
Queen Annes War: 1702-1713
The War of Jenkins Ear: Wa
Tariff of 1842: John Tylers signing of a tariff that put a 32 percent rate on dutiable goods
Caroline: An American steamboat that was set on fire on the New York shore by the British
Creole: Captured American ship by 130 Virginia slaves
Aroostook War: Sma
Society of the Cinncinatti: exclusive Hereditary order formed by Contintntal Army Officers.
Virginia Statue for Religiouus Freedom: Thomas Jefferson and his coreformers helped pass this
for the divorce between religion and government.
Civic Virture: democ