APUSH - Period 4

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In History
  • Second Great Awakening Began

    Second Great Awakening Began
    Protestant religious revival took place and eventually strengthened the Baptists and Methodists. There were lots of reforms and movements.
  • Eli Whitney Patented the Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney Patented the Cotton Gin
    It pulled out the seeds from the cotton bolls, making it faster and easier.
  • Thomas Jefferson was elected president

    Thomas Jefferson was elected president
  • Gabriel Prosser Slave Revolt

    Gabriel Prosser Slave Revolt
    An enslaved blacksmith who planned a slave revolt in Richmond.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The United States bought Louisiana from France.
  • Marbury v. Madison

    Marbury v. Madison
    It was the first U.S. supreme court case to use the principle of "judicial review".
  • Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Lewis and Clark leaves st. Louis and explore up the Missouri river and to the west.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    Prohibited American ships from trading in all foreign ports.
  • Chesapeake-Leopard Affair

    Chesapeake-Leopard Affair
    HMS Leopard fired at the USS Chesapeake and making it a major cause of the War of 1812.
  • James Madison Elected President

    James Madison Elected President
    Madison was elected the fourth president and was the last of the founding fathers to be president.
  • Non-Intercourse Act

    Non-Intercourse Act
    It maintained embargo with only Britain and France.
  • Francis Cabot Lowell Smuggled Memorized Textile Mill Plans From Manchester, England

    Francis Cabot Lowell Smuggled Memorized Textile Mill Plans From Manchester, England
    He built up the American textile manufacturing industry; his hint of industrial revolution.
  • Beginning of Manifest Destiny

    Beginning of Manifest Destiny
    It started after the War of 1812. It was the period of American expansion leading to western settlement, Native American removal, and war with Mexico.
  • Death of tecumseh

    Death of tecumseh
    Tecumseh was killed in the Battle of Thames when America attacked the British and Native Americans.
  • The British Burn Washington DC

    The British Burn Washington DC
    The British attacked Washington D.C. during War of 1812 by setting fire to many buildings including the White House and the Capitol.
  • Treaty of Ghent Ratified

    Treaty of Ghent Ratified
    The British and Americans signed a treaty at Ghent, Belgium and ended the War of 1812.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    The Federalist Party met to discuss the political problems.
  • End of the War of 1812

    End of the War of 1812
    Resulted in no geographical changes and two centuries of peace between the United States and Britain.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    It was the last major battle of the War of 1812 in which the American forces repelled the invading British armies.
  • Era of Good Feeling Began

    Era of Good Feeling Began
    It reflected the sense of national purpose and morale high after the War of 1812.
  • James Monroe Elected President

    James Monroe Elected President
    Monroe easily became the fifth president facing a little opposition from the Federalist party.
  • Rush-Bagot treaty

    Rush-Bagot treaty
    A treaty between America and Britain limiting naval armaments in the great lakes.
  • Anglo-American convention

    Anglo-American convention
    It settled boundary issues between America and Britain.
  • Adams-Onis Treaty

    Adams-Onis Treaty
    Spain gave Florida to the United States and set a boundary between United States and New Spain.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    Maryland imposed tax on the notes of the Second Bank and James McCulloch appealed to the Supreme Court. It was ruled unconstitutional.
  • Panic of 1819

    Panic of 1819
    After the War of 1812 America fell into an economic depression; banks failed and mortgages were foreclosed.
  • Dartmouth College V. Woodward

    Dartmouth College V. Woodward
    New Hampshire attempted to turn the college into a public institution and the Supreme court called it unconstitutional under the Contract Clause; issue of state power.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Missouri became a slave state and Maine became a free state in order to balance the power in Congress.
  • Charles B. Finney Lead Religious revivals in Western New York

    Charles B. Finney Lead Religious revivals in Western New York
    Known as "Father of Modern Revivalism"; He was the leader of the second great awakening and made a mark on American religion.
  • Denmark Vesey Slave Revolt

    Denmark Vesey Slave Revolt
    Denmark Vesey and other slaves planned to revolt. It was the most extensive salve revolt in U.S. history
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    A doctrine to the congress telling European nations to not to interfere with the western hemisphere.
  • John Quincy Adams Elected President (Corrupt Bargain)

    John Quincy Adams Elected President (Corrupt Bargain)
    There was no majority of the Presidential Electoral Votes, but Adams was still voted president because of Henry Clay influenced the people in the House of Representatives to vote for Adams.
  • John Quincy Adams Elected Presidency (Corrupt Bargain)

    John Quincy Adams Elected Presidency (Corrupt Bargain)
    There was no majority Presidential Electoral votes, so the House of Representatives had the decision and Adams won because Henry Clay convinced people to vote for Adams.
  • Gibbons V. Ogden

    Gibbons V. Ogden
    The Supreme Court held that the power to regulate interstate commerce, granted to Congress by the Commerce Clause of the U.S. constitution.
  • Erie Canal Completed

    Erie Canal Completed
    It was the longest waterway from Buffalo to New York City.
  • Robert Owen Founded the New Harmony Community

    Robert Owen Founded the New Harmony Community
    A welsh industrialist purchased a town sold by Harmonists with the intention of creating a new utopian community.
  • Tariff of Abominations

    Tariff of Abominations
    A tariff passed to protect industry in the north from cheaper British commodities.
  • Lyman Beecher Delivered His "Six Sermons on Intemperance"

    Lyman Beecher Delivered His "Six Sermons on Intemperance"
    The six sermons on intemperance was addressing the major drinking problem in the U.S.
  • Creation of the Whig Party in the U.S.

    Creation of the Whig Party in the U.S.
    It formed in opposition of Andrew Jackson. They supported protective tariffs, national banking, and federal aid for internal improvements.
  • Catharine Beecher Published Essays on the Education of Female Teachers

    Catharine Beecher Published Essays on the Education of Female Teachers
    Catharine Beecher communicated the esaay about training women to become teachers at the annual meeting in New YOrk.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    A law authorized the president to negotiate with Indian tribes of their removal to the west.
  • Joseph Smith Founded the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

    Joseph Smith Founded the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
    Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion in New York. The book of Mormon was published.
  • Andrew Jackson Elected President

    Andrew Jackson Elected President
    Jackson won against Henry Clay with 219 of 286 electoral votes.
  • Worcester V. Georgia

    Worcester V. Georgia
    The Supreme Court ruled that only the federal government, can impose their regulations on Indian land.
  • Andrew Jackson Vetoed the Re-Charter of the Second Bank of the United States

    Andrew Jackson Vetoed the Re-Charter of the Second Bank of the United States
    Jackson argued that in the form presented to him it was incompatible with the Constitution and called for an early renewal of the Second Bank's Charter.
  • Nullification Crisis Began

    Nullification Crisis Began
    South Carolina declared the tariff of 1828 and 1832 unconstitutional.
  • Black Hawk War

    Black Hawk War
    A brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans because Black Hawk refused to leave his home.
  • Treaty of New Echota

    Treaty of New Echota
    It provided the legal basis for the Trail of Tears and forcible removal of the Cherokee from Georgia.
  • Transcendental Club's First Meeting

    Transcendental Club's First Meeting
    A group of New England intellectuals who gave rise to transcendentalism.
  • First McGuffey Reader Published

    First McGuffey Reader Published
    McGuffey is a U.S. educator who wrote series of elementary school reading books.
  • Battle at the Alamo

    Battle at the Alamo
    Mexican troops launched an assault on the Alamo Mission killing all of the Texian defenders and the Texian fighting for independence from Mexico.
  • Martin Van Buren Elected President

    Martin Van Buren Elected President
    He was a U.S. senator and vice president and later became the 8th president, but he was unpopular, so he failed to win the second election. He was known for being a shrewd politician.
  • Andrew Jackson Issued Specie Circular

    Andrew Jackson Issued Specie Circular
    A presidential executive order that required payment for government land to be paid in gold and silver.
  • Horace Mann Elected Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education

    Horace Mann Elected Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education
    The Father of Common School used his position to enact an educational reform; promoting public education.
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    The government withdrew funds from the bank causing a crisis in financial and economic conditions in the U.S.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Gave the "Divinity School Address"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson Gave the "Divinity School Address"
    It was a speech by Emerson written influenced by his life experiences.
  • Trail of Tears Began

    Trail of Tears Began
    Cherokees were forced to migrate to Oklahoma and people died of cold, hunger, and disease on the way there.
  • Webster-Ashburton Treaty

    Webster-Ashburton Treaty
    It resolved several border issues between U.S. and British North American Colonies.
  • Treaty of Wanghia With China

    Treaty of Wanghia With China
    A diplomatic agreement between China and the U.S where China was forced to concede many of its territorial rights.
  • James Polk Elected President

    James Polk Elected President
    James Polk became the 11th president after winning the election against Henry Clay.
  • U.S. Annexation of Texas

    U.S. Annexation of Texas
    It was the incorporation of the Republic of Texas into the United States of America. It led to war with Mexico.
  • Start of the Mexican War

    Start of the Mexican War
    Nueces River was claimed by Mexico and Rio Grande was claimed by America. When the troops met, the Mexican army opened fire.
  • Texas Declared Independence from Mexico

    Texas Declared Independence from Mexico
    Texas wanted to break away from Mexico because they didn't like the laws made by Santa Anna. The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed at Washington-on-the-Brazos.
  • Bear Flag Revolt

    Bear Flag Revolt
    A rebellion by American settlers in California against Mexican authorities.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    It added land including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
  • Gold Rush Began in California

    Gold Rush Began in California
    James Marshall found gold in California, bringing 300,00 people to California and causing the gold rush.
  • Henry David Thoreau Published Civil Disobedience

    Henry David Thoreau Published Civil Disobedience
    Thoreau refused to pay his poll taxes then was jailed for a night. After, he published a book about the refusal to obey certain laws.
  • Commodore Matthew Perry Entered Tokyo Harbor Opening Japan to the U.S.

    Commodore Matthew Perry Entered Tokyo Harbor Opening Japan to the U.S.
    He led four ships into the harbor of Tokyo Bay seeking to re-establish regular trade.
  • Gadsden Purchase

    Gadsden Purchase
    U.S. purchased what is now present-day southern Arizona from Mexico for $10 million.
  • Kanagawa Treaty

    Kanagawa Treaty
    A treaty between the U.S. and Japan, opening up ports in Japan to trade with America.
  • John Humphrey Noyes Founded the Oneida Community

    John Humphrey Noyes Founded the Oneida Community
    A utopian religious community Vermont. The people called the perfectionists.