The decline of Native American political autonomy was the result of increasing national authority that also changed the character of the American West.
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Speaking in the hall of the House of Representatives on January 20, 1827, Whig Party co-founder and Secretary of State Henry Clay affirmed the great potential of the American Colonization Society (ACS). Clay explained that it would be beneficial to transport free black people to Africa, arguing that in America, “they are in the lowest… MORE
American history is littered with heroes and villains. Our founding fathers—Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, and Franklin,—were surely among the first American heroes, but whom were they fighting? Any good comic book has taught us superheroes need a villainous counterpart. John Murray, the Fourth Earl of Dunmore, garners the distinction of America’s first villain. Lord… MORE
Britain’s 1774 implementation of the Quebec Act is often recognized as a source of increased American resentment towards British rule in North America. Along with other British legislation, such as the Tea Act (1773) and the Coercive Acts (1774), the Quebec Act helped spur American colonists towards independence. Traditionally, colonial resentment towards the Quebec Act… MORE