American Revolution 1776.
13 colonies become USA. Congress and president – limited power. USA about the state not federal government.
Southern states v agricultural. Cash crops such as cotton, tobacco, sugar, crops.
African-Americans since 1619.
Northern state abolish slavery. Southern states retain it.
1808 USA bans transatlantic trade.
This course begins in 1848.
Congress comprises senate and house of representatives.
House based on ppu. Black people 3/5ths of a human.
Some slaves manumitted. some escape to the north. Harriet Tubman leads underground raildroad.
The USA in the 1840s had two major parties: the Democrats and the Whigs. A new party was founded – the Republican Party.
Sections – north and south. Made for each other. Adam and Eve.
Knights of the Golden Circle. Based on Havana, Cuba. Some southerners wanted to conquer more land for the USA and admit dozens of slave states. Annex Mexico.
USA over 80% white. v few Hispanic people.
High majority of Americans were WASPs.
Anti Catholic prejudice. Irish and German immigration. Know nothings.
Manifest destiny. new states slave or free? Bleeding kansas.
Fugitive slave law.
Abraham Lincoln. born Kentucky. father from Virginia.