Important events in 1820-1850

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  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Dictated that Maine would become a free state and Missouri would be a slave state to keep the balance in the government. Also it stated that all western territory West would be free.
    Themes: Politics and Citizenship
    Demographic Changes
    Culture
    Slavery and its Legacy
    War and Diplomacy
    Environment
  • First use of steam-powered printing press

    First use of steam-powered printing press
    Caused a greater production rate of newspapers, books, and other forms of writing. This is important because it led to today's society which is based greatly on the mass advertising.
    Themes: American Identity
    Culture
    Economic Transformation
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Andrew Jackson declared that multiple tribes of Native Americans are to be moved to a designated location. This will cause future conflict with the Indians as well as condensing the Indian population in the midwest.
    Themes: American Diversity
    American Identity
    Culture
    Demographic Changes
    Politics and Citizenship
    War and Diplomacy
  • "The Liberator" is published

    "The Liberator" is published
    William Lloyd publishes the first abolitionist newspaper called "the Liberator". This caused people to be more aware of the anti-slavery movement and persuading some people to join it.
    Themes: American Diversity
    American Identity
    Culture
    Politics and Citizenship
    Slavery and its Legacy
  • Mechanical reaper is patented

    Mechanical reaper is patented
    Cyrus McCormick patents the mechanical reaper. This invention caused harvesting crops to become much faster and easier, which lead to mass farming.
    Themes: American Identity
    Culture
    Economic Changes
    Environment
    Reform
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    South Carolina made the decision to nullify the tarrifs they were subjected to and threatened to secede if the goverment tried to enforce them. This is important because it sent a message to the government that it is not all powerful.
    Themes: American Identity
    Economic Transformations
    Politics and Citizenship
  • Immigration rises

    Immigration rises
    Immigration into the U.S. was rising at a great rate. This is important because it helped shape what America is today, a melting pot of all different cultures.
    Themes: American Diversity
    American Identity
    Culture
    Demographic Changes
    Economic Transformations
    Politics and Citizenship
    Religion
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    During the Panic of 1837, Andrew Jackson distributed the surplus money from the National Bank into the State Banks. This has been important because it has caused the government to spend it's surplus on internal improvements instead of hoarding it's money, therefore reducing the national debt.
    Themes: American Identity
    Economic Transformations
    Politics and Citizenship
  • Steel Plow invented

    Steel Plow invented
    John Deere invented the steel plow, which alllowed farmers to turn up the coarse dirt and plow more land in a shorter time period. This affected America because it increased the amount of farming, the amount of goods being produced, and the future technology in farming.
    Themes: American Identity
    Culture
    Economic Transformations
    Invironment
    Reform
  • Telegraph is invented

    Telegraph is invented
    Samuel F. B. Morse invented the telegraph which allowed people to communicate much faster and at a much greater distance. This affected the U. S. by making communication much more effective and instantaneous.
    Themes: American Identity
    Culture
    Demographic Changes
    Politics and Citizenship
  • Texas annexed to the U.S.

    Texas annexed to the U.S.
    Texas was annexed to the U.S. and caused people to worry about the balance of power of slave states vs. free states. This affects the years later by causing the war with Mexico which determined the U.S./Mexico border.
    Themes: American Diversity
    American Identity
    Demographic Changes
    Economic Transformations
    Environment
    Politics and Citizenship
    War and Diplomacy
    Slavery and its Legacy
  • Women's Rights Convention

    Women's Rights Convention
    The Women's Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls and it educated both women and men, white and black, about both abolitionist movements and women's rights movements.This helped clear the way for not only the abolition of slavery, but the equal rights movements.
    Themes: American Diversity
    American Identity
    Politics and Citizenship
    Reform
    Slavery and its Legacy
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo brought the Mexican-American War to and end and established the border between the U.S. and Mexico. This is important because it determined the size of the Southern U.S. as well as the current border.
    Themes: American Identity
    Demographic Changes
    Economic Transformations
    Environment
    Politics and Citizenship
    Slavery and its Legacy
    War and Diplomacy
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    In 1849, large amounts of gold were found in California and many people flocked there. This caused California to be a free state so people could spend the money they earned and it also caused a huge increase in immigration.
    Themes: American Diversity
    American Identity
    Culture
    Demographic Changes
    Economic Transformations
    Environment
    Globalization
    Politics and Citizenship
    Slavery
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of said that Texas would relinquish all land West to Santa Fe but be given 10 million dollars to pay off it's debt to Mexico, the slave trade would be abloished in Washington D.C., and created the Fugitive Slave Acts to pacify the Southern states.
    Themes: American Identity
    Culture
    Demographich Changes
    Economic Transformations
    Politics and Citizenship
    Slavery and its Legacy
    War and Diplomacy
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    Important events between 1820-1850