Respones to Hist1301

November 15, 2011 Notes
David Ramsay – Early Historian of revolutionary era
Mercy Otis Warren – Early Historian of Revolutionary Era
George Robert Twelves Hewes – wrote “Shoe Maker and the Tea Pary”. He personally witnessed the Boston Tea Party, Massacre, and more. He was at many key events during the Revolutionary Era.
TWO THEMES FOR LAST PART OF SEMESTER – National Expansion, Sectional Crisis(Tensions between Free North and Slave South)
Manifest Destiny: This was divinely ordained for the nation to expand westward. Mostly used by democrats in order to justify their nation’s expansion.
James Monroe
President after Madison. Won presidency in 1816 and 1820, his opponent was John Quincy Adams.
John Quincy Adams
Became president in 1824, but Andrew Jackson nearly won. Apparently Adams won due to a “backroom bargain” that put him ahead.

Major Terms: Adams-Onis Treaty, Missouri Compromise
Adams-Onis Treaty – Treaty between US and Spain to settle border dispute. Granted Florida to the US, and the US negotiated a new boundary. This was negotiated by John Quincy Adams while he was Secretary of State. Spain had no choice but to do this practically. IMPORTANT: US Now has territorial claims stretching all the way to the Pacific. Negotiated in 1819.

Missouri Compromise(1820): Since 1815, four states had joined the union. All followed the ordinance that laid out the blueprint for state. Missouri applied for statehood, but came into a problem. A huge majority of people in Missouri were slaves, and was lateral to a free state Illinois. They were suggested that they come in and accept gradual emancipation, and allow no more new slaves within the state. The state did not like this because the economy effect, but also because the tipping of power between the free states and south states would affected. Missouri’s statehood was put on the backburner until the next congress. In 1820, they came up with a compromise. They carved Maine out of Massachusetts, and made...