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Monroe Doctrine- Declaration by President James Monroe in 1823 that the Western Hemisphere was to be closed off to further European colonization and that the US would not interfere in the international affairs of European nations. Embargo Act of 1087- Act passed by Congress in 1807 prohibiting American ships from leaving for any foreign port. Louisana Purchase- was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,800 square miles of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana in 1803. The U.S. paid 60 million francs plus cancellation of debts worth 18 million francs, for a total sum of 15 million dollars for the Louisiana territory. Tecumseh- Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy which opposed…show more content…
As Speaker of the House, Henry Clay was a dominating political figure of the day. He had pushed the Missouri Compromise through Congress, and that landmark legislation had, at least for a time, settled the issue of slavery. As a leading war hawk, he favored war with Britain and played a significant role in leading the nation to war in 1812. Later he was involved in the "Corrupt Bargain" of 1824, after which he was appointed Secretary of State by newly elected President John Quincy Adams. Barbary Pirates- were pirates and privateers who operated from North Africa, based primarily in the ports of Tunis, Tripoli and Algiers. This area was known in Europe as the Barbary Coast, a term derived from the name of its Berber inhabitants. Their predation extended throughout the Mediterranean, south along West Africa's Atlantic seaboard and even South America,[1] and into the North Atlantic as far north as Iceland, but they primarily operated in the western…show more content…
The primary cause of economic turmoil originated in the broader Atlantic economy. These crises and others, resulted from international conflicts such as the Embargo Act and War of 1812, caused widespread foreclosures, bank failures, unemployment, and a slump in agriculture and manufacturing. However, things would change for the US economy after the Second Bank of the United States was founded in 1816, in response to the spread of bank notes across United States from private banks, due to inflation brought on by the debt following the war. In contrast, the causes of the Panic of 1819 largely originated within the U.S. economy. The panic marked the end of the economic expansion that had followed the War of 1812 and ushered in new financial policies that would shape economic development. Cotton gin- Machine that quickly separates cotton fibers from their seeds. The fibers are processed into cotton goods, and the seeds may be used to grow more cotton or to produce cottonseed oil. The first modern industrial gin, created by American inventor Eli Whitney in 1793, used a combination of a wire screen and small wire hooks to pull the cotton through, while brushes continuously removed the loose cotton lint to prevent
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