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Why did the settlers cross the Appalachians and built settlements?
the east became more populated
Why were there conflicts between the American Indians and the settlers?
The settlers moved into the Indians territory
Where is the Erie Canal located?
Goes east to west across New York State
Who purchased the Louisiana territory?
What happened to the U.S after the Louisiana purchase?
The size of the United States doubled
Who sold the Louisiana territory?
Where did Louis and Clark explore?
The western part of the continent
What did Lewis and Clark gather?
information about the terrain, plants, American Indians, they found a passage way across the rocky mountains to the pacific ocean
Who did the war hawks blame for indian attacks on frontier settlement?
What caused the war of 1812?
conflicts with Great britain
Where did the British invade during the war of 1812?
Washington D.C. They burned the Capitol and the White House
Who wrote a poem describing the flag at the battle of McHenry?
The poem about the flag at the battle of McHenry became what?
The star spangled banner - the country's national athem
What happened to Americans after the war of 1812?
They developed a sense of nationalism
What changed the way people worked and the goods that were produced?
The Industrial revolution
What made shipping and travel faster and cheaper?
new roads, canals, invention of the steam engine for steamboats and steam locomotives
What improved telecommunications?
When did women and other reformers began working for changes in american society?
Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton?
A leader for women's rights and helped the suffrage movement
Who made a speech called "ain't I a woman?"
and spoke about womens rights and against slavery?
Who helped enslaved people to escape to freedom on the underground railroad?
Why were Americans living in Texas angry?
The mexican law that they could not own slaves
What battle led to the independence of texas from mexico?
The battle of the Alamo
After texas became a state who went to war with Mexico?
The United States
What did the United States gain after the war with Mexico?
California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Utah
Pioneers started moving westward in search of what?
farm land, religious freedom and gold
Where does the Oregon Trail begin?
How did people move to Oregon and other western areas?
Most people traveled by wagon train
What led to the California Gold rush?
The discovery of gold in 1848