Belief that the United States was destined to expand from the East to West
Manifest Destiny
Event that led to western colonization in 1849
Gold Rush
Former slave who helped hundreds of slaves to escape
Harriet Tubman
Former slave and leader of the abolitionist movement
Fredrick Douglass
Act of moving from one country to another and permanently settle
To gain territory by seizure or war
powered and propelled by steam power to help travel by water quick
Unit of a certain group with the same ideals
First battle between the Union and Confederate army
Fort Sumter
Increased cotton production by making it easy to separate the cotton
Cotton Gin