Staar quiz Events/Acts

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  1. a period od religious enthusiasm in the American colonies.
    1st Great Awakening
  2. During the period of Reform, many people turned to religion as a reason to make changes in the US.
    2nd Great Awakening
  3. The governing body of the American colonies after independence had been declared.
    Continental Congress
  4. Massachusetts farmers led by Daniel Shays rebelled when they were imprisoned for not paying their debt.
    Shays Rebellion
  5. Meeting of delegated from the 13 states. Main purpose was to make changes to the Articles of confederation. Ended up writing a new constitution
    Philadelphia/Constitutional Convention
  6. Uprising of people who refused to pay a tax on alcohol. The rebellion was squashed by the new government under the Constitution, thus proving its strength.
    Whisky rebellion
  7. The Election of 1800 was referred to as a revolution because it was the first time power had peacefully been passed from one group to another
    Revolution of 1800
  8. Land purchased from France for $15 million that almost doubled the size of the U.S.
    Louisiana Purchase
  9. Period in which goods produced by hand were replaced with goods produced in a factory by machines.
    Industrial revolution
  10. Period when feelings of nationalism grew under President James Monroe.
    Era of Good Feelings
  11. a sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. It was caused by the South anger over the Tariff of 1828. The south felt that a state could nullify a national law. These arguments almost lead to a war.
    Nullification Crisis
  12. National bank that was started to alleviate Revolutionary war debt and to unite the country under one currency. It became a national issue during the residency of Andrew Jackson.
    Bank of the United States
  13. Law passed during Andrew Jackson's presidency that forced Native American tribes living in Georgia and Florida to move to present Oklahoma
    Indian Removal Act
  14. The forced relocation of the Native Americans to Present day Oklahoma
    Trail of Tears
  15. Period before the civil war when many Americans called for reform in many areas including public education, prisons, slavery, and women's rights.
    age of reform
  16. the first women's rights convention that was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The Declaration of Sentiments was presented.
    Seneca Falls Convention
  17. Compromise proposed by Henry Clay in 1819 that divided the U.S. into areas that were pro-slavery
    Missouri Compromise
  18. Law that created the Kansas and Nebraska territories. It allowed popular sovereignty in these areas to decide the issue of slavery.
    Kansas Nebraska Act
  19. pro and anti slavery groups sent settlers to Kansas to vote on he issue of slavery. These groups clashed and violence erupted.
    Bleeding Kansas
  20. series of laws passed to organize the Mexican cession into slave and non slave areas. This compromise was proposed by Henry Clay.
    Compromise of 1850
  21. law proposed by David Wilmot to outlaw slavery in the Mexican Cession
    Wilmot Proviso
  22. The election of Abraham Lincoln that led to the secession of South Carolina. The Civil War started a few months later
    Election of 1850
  23. on April 14, 1865 only a few days after the Civil War ended, John Wilkes Booth shot an killed President Lincoln
    Assassination Lincoln
  24. Citizens could occupy government land. If settlers improved the land and grew crops, after 5 days he or she would own the land.
    Homestead Act
  25. this act provided each state with 30,000 acres of land times the number of its members in congress. The state could then sell the land to fund public colleges
    Morrill Act
  26. Removed Native Americans to government reservations in the West. This act opened their land up to white settlers.
    Dawes Act
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