An official count of a population in a state, providence, or country; usually records details of individuals
Census
The act of giving up land, usually by a treaty
Land cession/cede
A system that began in Virginia that grants legal grants of land or "headrights" to settlers
Headright system
A lottery that granted Georgia citizens the opportunity to register for a chance to win lots of land
Land Lottery
The purchase of land in belief that the price will increase
Land Speculation
The acceptance of money or something of value by an official that influences actions
Bribery
An event in which Georgia legislators were bribed to sell land in the Ohio River Valley to four land companies
Yazoo Land Fraud
The acquisition of the Louisiana Territory by the U.S. from France
Louisiana Purchase
The long-term drop in economic productivity in an economy; more severe than a recession
Economic depression
A military conflict between the U.S. and the Great Britain that lasted from June 1812 to February 1815
War of 1812
An official ban on trade between two countries
Embargo
The system of British captains taking sailors of American ships and forcing them into British Navy
Impress
Legislators in Congress who pushed for war with Great Britain.
War Hawks
Dishonest or fraudulent behavior by those in power typically involving bribery
Corruption
A set of written characters that represent syllables to be used as an alphabet
Syllabary
A military conflict between European American and Native American in 1780s and 1790s
Oconee War
A treaty signed by the leaders of the Creek people and Henry Knox; the Creek gave up all their land east of the Oconee River
Treaty of New York
Southeastern Indians who wanted to fight the United States in the early 19th century
Red Sticks
Southeastern Indians who wanted to peace with the United States in the early 19th century
White Sticks
A treaty that made the U.S. pay Creek Chief McIntosh $200,000 to give up the last Creek land in Georgia
Treaty of Indian Springs
A legal action in court
Litigation
The new capital of the Cherokee Nation in 1825
New Echota
The act of moving to a new place
Emigrate
The major event that moved multiple Native American groups west that killed thousands of Native Americans in the 19th century
Trail of Tears