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FC: ROMANTICISM 1820-1839 Chase Anderson
1: THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE | In 1820, Maine was admitted to the United States as a free state. In order to keep balance with representation free states and slave states | in the Senate, Missouri was admitted as a slave state.
2: THE MONROE DOCTRINE | Fearing that other countries would attempt to take over and recolonize the United States, on December 2, 1823 President James Monroe issued the "Monroe Doctrine." The doctrine ensured the safety of the United States from opposing countries by stating that the Western Hemisphere could no longer be colonized and threatened to use force against any opposition.
3: THE MORMON CHURCH | In 1830, Joseph Smith founded the Mormon Church, with over 7 million followers today.
4: Texas v. Mexico | On February 23, 1836, four to six thousand Mexican troops attacked the 150 Americans at the mission known as the Alamo. Included in the fight were Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, those most known for their heroism at the battle.
5: Trail of Tears | From 1838-1839, Native Americans were forced by the US Government to march to the Indian Territory. Thousands died, and this has become a prime example of the American treatment of Native Americans.