AP Modern American History
September 18, 2013
American Life in the Seventeenth Century
Term? Definition? Importance?
By Jakob Verhulst
Chapter 26 - The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution
I. The Clash of Cultures on the Plains
After the Civil War, the Great West was still relatively untamed,
wild, full of Indians, bison, and wildlife, and sparsely populated by a
few Mormons and Mexicans.
I. ?Cotton Is King!?
Eli Whitney aided to rise of slave use in the South
Quick profits drew planters to the bottomlands of the Gulf states
Planters bought more slaves and more land in order to buy more slaves and more land
Northern shippers made profit from the trade
I. The Accession of ?Tyler Too?
Harrison was a figure head real leaders were Webster and Clay- Harrison died of pneumonia
He didn?t like the dictator tactics of Jackson- Tyler was a ex-Democrat
Was a Whig but embraced the Jeffersonian states? righters- at odds with majority of his party
Second Great Awakening swept through America?s Protestant Churches
I. Reviving Religion
Regular attendance to church was common- Calvinists rigor was leaving the churches
Rationalist ideas from the French Rev. Era and Thomas Paine?s The Age of Reason declaring churches were monopolies in profit and power
Democrats v. Whigs- campaigns turned to banners and parades- voter turnout was high
I. The ?Corrupt Bargain? of 1824
JQA, Clay, Crawford, and Jackson all ran for president- they were all republicans- there was no majority so the election was thrown to the House- Clay was eliminated from the race but gave his support to JQA
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