Sectionalism and Industrialism
By: Kaleigh Vaught
The cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds. These fibers are processed into clothing or other cotton goods. This allowed for much greater productivity than manual cotton separation. The first modern mechanical cotton gin was made by Eli Whitney. Some historians believe that Catherine Greene devised the cotton gin and Whitney built it.
War of 1812
The war of 1812 was a military conflict, lasting for two and a half years. Fought by the US against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The war Resolved many Issues which remained from the American Revolutionary War. The US declared war on June 8th, 1812 for several reasons, including trade restrictions, the British support for native american tribes and outrage over insults to national honor after humiliations on the high seas. James Madison and Thomas Jefferson are the main architect of causing the war to happen.
The Missouri Compromise was an effort by Congress to defuse the sectional and political rivalries triggered by the request of Missouri late 1819 for admission as a state in which slavery would be permitted. At the time, the US contained 22 states, evenly divided between slave and free. When Missouri was being organized as a territory, Representative James Tallmadge of New York had proposed an amendment that would ultimately have ended slavery. Henry Clay then skillfully led the forces of compromise, engineering separate votes on the controversial measures. On March 3rd, 1820, the decisive votes in the House admitted Maine as a free state, Missouri as a slave state.