TAMU HIST 105 - Key Terms Week 4 (2 pages)

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Hist 105 - History Of The U S

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Key Terms Week 4 Coahuila y Tejas The state under Mexican control that was half Texas and half Coahuila Republic of Texas Revolution of 1836 joined the Union through Houston s manipulation U S Mexican War 1846 1848 Caused by Texas joining US gained land from Texas to California Wilmot Proviso 1846 provision that halts slavery in Mexican obtained territory Congress never approved Oregon Treaty 1846 Treaty with Britain that marked northern border Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848 Mexico ceded California for 15 million Second Great Awakening Movement toward attaining heaven not predestination Burned Over District Area in New York during 2nd great awakening where everyone had converted Charles Finney Preached during Second Great Awakening for man s free will and self control transcendentalism transcending limits of intellect and allowing soul to control beauty was important Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Minister then started transcendentalism Henry David Thoreau another influential transcendentalist wrote books Bronson Alcot Teacher that influenced a new approach to teaching utopian movements created by transcendentalists one example was Brook Farm it failed the peculiar institution slavery it was unique to the south King Coton With textile mills in Europe cotton became expensive especially with cotton gin planters similar to aristocrats in Europe controlled economy 20 slaves small planters from 10 to 20 slaves not as big as planters yeomen Typical white southern farmer sometimes owned few slaves plain folk Didn t really own land they worked for others gang system vs task system gang people went into field and just worked all day task task was given when it was complete slaves were done free blacks in the south Still around just treated unfairly abolition blacks first in antislavery followed by Quakers Antelope case 1825 Court decided slavery was wrong but popular choice allowed it William Lloyd Garrison The Liberator 1831 antislavery paper later joined people who don t



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