History 10b learning outcomes forming of a Nation



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Samuel F.B. Morris’s invention of the telegraph improved communication in the U.S.

  • Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin changed Southern life dramatically. The South became even more agrarian as cotton became king and slavery expanded significantly.

  • Improvements in transportation (such as new roads, canals, etc.) made it easier and cheaper to ship goods and encouraged westward expansion.

  • Robert Fulton was the first to take the idea of a steamboat and put it into practical use which led to increased population along the Mississippi River.

  • The practice by President Andrew Jackson of giving government jobs to friends and political supporters became known as the Spoils System.

  • The idea of spreading political power to all the people by remove voting restrictions and insuring majority rule became known as Jacksonian Democracy.

  • President Andrew Jackson and Congress removed the Cherokee and other Indian nations west of the Mississippi with the Indian Removal Act. This became known as the Trail of Tears.






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