By Robert D. Geise M. Ed.
American background to 1877 covers all of the significant topics, old figures, significant dates and occasions out of your introductory American background classes. issues lined contain Pre-Columbian the US to the post-Civil battle Reconstruction period.
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President Monroe in 1824 urged removal of Southern tribes to protected lands west of the Mississippi, but the tribes refused. Supreme Court: Chief Justice John Marshall in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831) ruled that the state could not seize lands without the consent of the "domestic dependent nation," but Georgia and President Jackson both ignored the decision. Trail of Tears: The Removal Act of 1830 provided for resettlement of tribes to the West. The policy was implemented by Presidents Jackson and Van Buren.
The factory system created conditions that stimulated the labor union movement. Improvements in transportation and communication helped make possible rapid urban growth. The frontier continued to move westward, leaping the Great Plains to the Pacific. Along with this extraordinary growth, diversity and social disparities increased. The likelihood of conflict in the future was, therefore, enhanced. INDIVIDUAL KEYS IN THIS THEME 53 Opening the West 54 Agriculture 55 Industrial development 56 Labor movement 57 Transportation and communication revolutions 58 Urban growth 59 Immigration 86 87 Key 53 Opening the West Key 54 Agriculture OVERVIEW The movement of Americans westward was accelerated by the prospect of plentiful land as well as wealth from the fur trade and, later, valuable minerals.
Significance: Though no other states joined the protest, the states' rights theory and nullification would be later revived, especially in the South. • America had again been unwillingly drawn into Europe's conflicts. • The right to dissent was (not for the last time) endangered by patriotic war enthusiasm as well as by political opportunism. ' John Adams Key 32 The Marshall Supreme Court OVERVIEW The Supreme Court, originally (according to Hamilton) the weakest and "least dangerous" branch, under Chief Justice John Marshall greatly increased its power and prestige and that of the national government.
American History to 1877 by Robert D. Geise M. Ed.