Important Documents in American History 1800-1900

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Act that backed the Unites States' paper currency with gold after the financial scare of 1837
Stated that California would be admitted into the Union as a free state if: the District of Columbia would no longer allow for slave trading, New Mexico and Utah would be admitted
Reconstruction plan presented by Thaddeus Stevens; goals were to: prevent CSA leaders from coming back into power, making the Republican party the most powerful in the South, and c
Reconstruction plan that was passed during a recess in Congress; stated that suffrage and everything else considering race became the individual state's decision
Created the Interstate Commerce Commission in order to deal with state-to-state issues
Gained the United States land in Arizona and New Mexico to build a railroad in exchange for a combined $10 million
Settled border disputes between the United States and Britain in Maine
Stated that Congress had to approve the removal of an official that they elected; brings upon charges against Andrew Johnson and the impeachment process
Overturned the Missouri Compromise by stating that a state's slavery position would be decided by popular sovereignty; soon led to Bleeding Kansas
Reconstruction plan stating that each state's constitution: had to abolish slavery, had to abolish Confederate debt, and not allow any Confederate army member or official the right
Established that the United States would stay out of European affairs as long as European countries leave the Western Hemisphere
Stated that the United States would give the Black Hill Mountains to the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes as long as they don't impede on the building of the rail lines
Abolished Indian reservations and instead gave each family 160 acres of land and built schools for the Native Americans as long as they conformed to Christianity
Treaty between the United States and Britain that created a deal to build a canal connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean through either Nicaragua or Panama
Sponsored a rebellion in Cuba which backfired due to lack of support, causing the United States to threaten to attack the country when an offer to buy it fell through
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Expanded on the Monroe Doctrine by stating that the United States has the right to intervene in anything happening in the Western Hemisphere
Executed by Ulysses S. Grant; allows for military rule in the South, splits the South into 5 sections with the federal government controlling all, states that the South must adopt
Treaty that ended the Mexican-American War and gave New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, California, and Nevada to the United States, who in turn agreed to pay Mexico $15 million and accept
Treaty established with Spain stating that the United States would just take Florida from Spain's control and not touch Cuba in return
Introduced to try and stop slavery from spreading into Mexico, but was voted down as a result of the Senate having a majority of representation from the South
Stated that the commander of the military of the time must check on everything that the president enacts
Passed during Chester Arthur's administration; eliminated political favoritism and established the modern civil services system
Establishes the states' right to abolish any acts of Congress when they believe that boundaries have been overstepped
Establishes that Congress gives states the authority to make their own deals
Encouraged people to move west by offering 160 acres of land for free as long as the owner agreed to stay for at least 5 years
Stated that Rutherford B. Hayes became president as long as: Republican troops would withdrawal from the South, the federal government would fund federal improvements, and a Southe
Created at the Seneca Falls Convention based off of the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of Rights and Grievances
Compromise stating that Missouri would be admitted into the Union as a slave state if Maine and all other states above Missouri were to be free states
Reconstruction plan stating that amnesty would be given to the confederates who pledge allegiance to the United States, and accept the 13th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamat
Passed in 1890 and declared that monopolies were illegal

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Created Jun 14, 2011ReportNominate
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