History Study Notes

Below are some study notes for the Ch. 10 History test on Friday, March 17th.

1.) War of 1812

  • also known as the “2nd War of Independence”
  • American entered the war after Britain kidnapped U.S. sailors
  • nickname of the USS Constitution is “Old Ironsides”
  • Tecumseh wanted the Indians to unite and keep settlers away
  • British burned Washington D.C. before attacking Fort McHenry
  • Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star Spangled Banner”
  • Native Americans helped the British fight

2.) Louisiana Purchase

  • sold to us by France
  • James Monroe was sent to negotiate the deal
  • doubled the size of the U.S.
  • Lewis and Clark was sent to explore the new western land
  • Zebulon Pike led his own expedition to find the source of the Mississippi River

3.) Andrew Jackson

  • was NOT born into a wealthy family
  • encouraged ordinary citizens to take part in government
  • Indian Removal Act allowed Jackson to remove Native Americans from their homes and march to Oklahoma
  • Supreme Court later ruled that you can’t force them to move, but Jackson ignored the ruling
  • U.S. also tried to remove Seminoles in Florida

4.) Miscellaneous

  • John Ross – fought against the Indian Removal Act in the Supreme Court
  • Sequoyah – developed the Cherokee alphabet
  • suffrage refers to the right to vote
  • Corps of Discovery was the name of the group who went with Lewis and Clark to explore the west
  • Corp of Discovery and Zebulon Pike led the way for other pioneers
  • Era of Good Feelings refers to peace and prosperity
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