Unit 4 Vocabulary 8th SS Unit 4 Vocab

Unit 4 Vocabulary 8th SS Unit 4 Vocab

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Headright System Method of distributing Native American lands east of the Oconee River where each white male was the "head" of a family and had the "right" to receive up to 1,000 acres of land. This lasted up until the 20th century.
Land Lottery Lands owned by state or federal government west of the Oconee River where any white male 21 years or older could buy a chance or spin of a wheel to win land. Heads of households with children, war veterans, and widows were given extra chances.
Cotton Gin A machine with wire teeth on a turning cylinder that separated the cotton from seeds.
Land Grant University School that is chartered when the government sets aside land for a state college such as the University of Georgia.
Litigation Taking legal action against another such as a lawsuit.
Red Sticks Native Americans in the Southeast who wanted to go to war with the white men.
White Sticks Native Americans in the Southeast who wanted peace with the white men.
New Echota The capital of the Cherokee Nation near the present-day city of Calhoun.
Syllabary A group of symbols that stands for whole syllables. The Sequoyah began making this in 1809.
Trail of Tears Despite the disagreement from national leaders Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and Davy Crockett, General Winfield Scott was ordered to remove fifteen thousand or more Cherokee Native Americans who refused to leave their homes in New Echota. One third died.
Dahlonega Cherokee in GA where gold was found. A law was passed that refused the Cherokee any right to mine gold here.

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