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The Seneca Falls Convention was an influential womens rights convention. It was organized by local women living in New York. These women organized this convention by Lucretia Mott, a famous Quaker because of her speaking ability. Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cindy Stanton, a non-quaker who followed logic then religion helped support her origination.
Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay. The book, Walden or Life in the Woods is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, and manual for self reliance.
The California Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California. The first to hear confirmed information of the gold rush were the people in Oregon,Hawaii, Mexico, Peru and Chile and they were the first to start flocking to the state in late 1848.
The Mexican War was an armed war between Mexico and the United States from 1846- 1848. The significance of the United States winning the Mexican War became a major accomplishment in the expansion of the country. The land gained by the United States enlarged the nation by about one-third.
In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease between 1845 and 1852. It is also known as the Irish Potato Famine. During this horrible time period, about 1 million people died and 1 million people emigrated. The cause of the famine was a potato disease commonly known as potato blight. 1/3 of the population was dependent of potato for their main source of food. The immediate effect on Ireland was a long-term effect, parentally changing the Irish culture and tradition.
Joesph Smith died on June 7. 1844. This day marked a turning point in history. He was the founder and leader of the latter day Saint Movement. Smith was attacked by a mob of 200 people covered with black gun power on their faces. Jonathan Dunham took over the Normans religion.
Lowell Mill Girls was the name used for female textile workers in Lowell, Massachusetts. The lowell textile mills employed a work force which was 3/4 women. Since there were so many girls combined into one room all day, it caused 2 social effects: a closed combination of womens moral behavior and a form of labor agitation. The Lowel Girls Labor Strike started unions again.
The battle of the Alamo was a 13 day trip were Mexican troops launched an assult on the Alamo Mission located in San Antonio Texas.Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacimto on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.
The Trail of Tears was the relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the present-day United States. The trail of tears is significant to us in this time because the Americans took the Indians land. They pushed them off there land.
Andrew Jackson lost the election of 1824. John Adams won, to the vote of secretary of state. Jackson felt as if the 1824 election had been stolen away from him. For the next years the Democratic-Republican party had split. The Democratic's tended to come from Andrew Jackson's sides. While the Republicans were on John Adams side. The expansion of voting rights helped Jackson win the election of 1828. 1828 was the first year the people got a say in the government their living in.
Noah Websters was a teacher and a lawyer. In the early 1800's, he a gave guidelines to Americans to a style in his American Dictionary of the English Language. Noah published his dictionary in 1828, he later revised it in 1840. The dictionary gave American, not British, spellings and include American slang
Frederick Douglas was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. He escaped from slavery and became a leader of the abolishment movement. Many Northerners found it hard to believe that such a great orator and writer had been a slave.