Conflict between the U.S. and England over the impressment of American sailors
Railroad connecting the west and east coasts of the continental U.S.
a machine that uses the heating of water to generate power.
farming tool that could till the ground easier to prepare for planting
the forced removal of Cherokees to reservations
Native woman who guided and translated for Lewis and Clark
to add a territory to an existing state or country
Production method that breaks down a complex job into a series of smaller tasks
changing cultural beliefs to blend in with another
land that was surrendered
a machine for separating cotton from its seeds.
A person who makes quality, practical or decorative goods by hand.
A representative of an independent country in a foreign country
a law that prohibited trade with other countries
an artificial waterway running through New York
A method of production that brought many workers and machines together into one building
Agreement with Mexico that gave the U.S. parts of present-day New Mexico & Arizona in exchange for $10 million
British practice of taking American sailors and forcing them into military service
law passed in 1830 that forced Natives to move west of the Mississippi River
A period of rapid growth in the use of machines in manufacturing and production
Identical components that can be used in place of one another in manufacturing
A policy allowing all white men the right to vote
A policy allowing all white men the right to vote
territory in western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million
It was the god-given right for the United States to rule the continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
Conflict between the U.S. and Mexico fought over a border dispute
a factory
areas of federal land set aside for Natives

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