Sacagawea visits Emerald Bay
at Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is located in California and Nevada.
It is the highest lake of its size in the United States, it is
the third deepest lake in North America, and it is the tenth deepest
lake in the world. Sixty-three streams flow into Lake Tahoe, but
only one -- the Truckee River -- flows out. Here
are some facts about Lake Tahoe:
Elevation: 6229 feet
71 miles (42 miles in California; 29 miles in Nevada)
Area: 193 square miles or 122,200 acres (70% in California;
30% in Nevada)
Depth: 1645 feet
Depth: 989 feet
What is the difference between the Compromise
of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850? (Brandon P.)
The Compromise of 1820 admitted Missouri into the Union
as a slave state. It also stated slavery would not be allowed
in any state formed north of Missouri's southern border.
When the Compromise of 1820
was passed, the existing territories of the U.S. were either above
or below this arbitrary line. This lasted until 1848. In 1848,
the United States won the Mexican War and gained new territories
in the west. One of these territories was California.
In 1850, California asked
to join the Union. The Compromise of 1820 could not settle the
issue of slavery in California because California extended across
the arbitrary line marking the southern border of Missouri. The
Compromise of 1850 tried to settle this dispute.
The Compromise of 1850
admitted California into the Union as a free state, and it stated
the other territories recently annexed from Mexico (as a result
of the Mexican War) would choose for themselves whether to be
a free state or a slave state.
about the Compromise of 1820
about the Compromise of 1850
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At the time of the American Revolution there were thirteen
American Colonies. Name them.
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia,
North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
you know the colonies were divided into three regions
called New England, Middle Colonies, and the South? New England
was made up of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and
Connecticut. The Middle Colonies included New York, Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, and Delaware. The South consisted of Maryland,
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
about the American Revolution
the Colonial Times Books
Books about these 13 States