English Unit 3 Test28 cards

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Time of the Romantic period

The first half of the 1800s


Great increase in wealth due to _______, _____,_______, and ______.

The rapid expansion in shipping, trade, manufacture, and agriculture.


At the beginning of the 19th century, the US: # population, # of square miles.

Had a population of just over 5 million and claimed 889,000 square miles.


By mid-century: # population, # of square miles.

Population and territory nearly quadrupled (through treaties, purchases, and wars).


Indians were forced to _________.

Move beyond the Mississippi.


Invention of the cotton gin by ________, caused an increased need for cheap labor to ______.

By: Eli Whitney To: cultivate thousands of acres in the south.


Many people white and black, suffered from _______.

Poverty, lack of food, and exploitation.


Abolition movement (strong in the 1830s produced a flood of ______.

Writing, much of it by Black writers, slaves and free.


What was Crevecoeur's famous question?

"What then is an American, this new man?" -American: lived in a society free of privileges of birth and rank -New man: forming new opinions and acting upon new principles and ideas


What hopes did Crevecoeur have for America?

Increasing political and religious harmony and the gradual elimination of oppression and prejudice. A society of basic quality without poverty nor ostentatious wealth in which the economic independence of every citizen would make political tyranny impossible.


Who was Samuel Slater?

An English mechanic who arrived in America with plans for a textile mill.


Who was Eli Whitney?

Inventor of the cotton gin


What important purchases did Jefferson make?

He purchased the Louisiana Purchase from France, a stretch of land that extended the boundaries of the United states to the Rocky Mountains.


How did roads, canals, and transportation help America?

These improvements (examples: steamboat and railroad), helped bind the states together as a nation.


According to Emerson, what is "the Union"?

"The Union is part of the religion of this people."