Vocabulary Essay

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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 the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812. Tecumseh has become an icon and heroic figure in American Indian and Canadian history. During the War of 1812, Tecumseh's confederacy allied with the British in The Canadas and helped in the capture of Fort Detroit. Tecumseh was killed in the Battle of the Thames, in October 1813. Gabriel Prosser's Rebellion- Slave revolt that failed when Gabriel Prosser, a slave preacher and blacksmith, organized a thousand slaves for an attack on Richmond, Virginia, in 1800. A thunderstorm upset the timing of the attack, and a slave informer alerted the whites. Prosser and twenty-five of his followers were executed. Hartford Convention- Event spanning from December 15, 1814 to January 4, 1815 in the United States during the War of 1812 in which New England's opposition to the war reached the point where secession from the United States was discussed. The end of the war, with a return to the status quo ante bellum, disgraced the Federalist Party, which disbanded in most places. American Colonization Society- Organization founded in 1817 by anti-slavery reformers, that called for

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