APUSH Period 4

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In History
  • Second Great Awakening Began

    Second Great Awakening Began
    Religious Revival
  • Eli Whitney Patented the Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney Patented the Cotton Gin
    Pulled seeds from the cotton bolls making it faster to get cotton.
  • Thomas Jefferson is elected president.

    Thomas Jefferson is elected president.
  • Gabriel Prosser Slave Revolt

    Gabriel Prosser Slave Revolt
    Enslaved blacksmith who planned a large slave rebellion in Richmond area.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Land deal between the United States and France which doubled the size of U.S.
  • Marbury v. Madison

    Marbury v. Madison
    First Supreme Court cases that applied Judicial Review.
  • Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Jefferson asked Congress to fund an expedition through the Louisiana territory to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    Prohibits American ships from trading in all foreign ports, mostly against Britain and France.
  • Chesapeake-Leopard Affair

    Chesapeake-Leopard Affair
    A naval engagement that occurred on coast of Norfolk between British and Chesapeake in which Leopard (British) attacked looking for deserters from Royal Navy.
  • James Madison Elected President

    James Madison Elected President
    Democratic-Republican defeated Federalist Pinckney.
  • Non-Intercourse Act

    Non-Intercourse Act
    The congress replaced the Embargo Act and lifted the embargoes for shipping except for British and French ports.
  • Francis Cabot Lowell Smuggled Memorized Textile Mill Plans from Manchester, England

    Francis Cabot Lowell Smuggled Memorized Textile Mill Plans from Manchester, England
    He spied on the British textile industry and memorized the plans to recreate them in his own mills.
  • Death of Tecumseh

    Death of Tecumseh
    During the War of 1812, he was killed in the Battle of Thames in Canada.
  • The British Burn Washington DC

    The British Burn Washington DC
    British hoped that burning DC would cause the fall of America in response to the American attack on the City of York.
  • Treaty of Ghent Ratified

    Treaty of Ghent Ratified
    Ended the War of 1812 between the U.S. and Great Britain. Peace negotiation.
  • End of the War of 1812

    End of the War of 1812
    A war once started because of the British economic blockade of France, the induction of American Seamen into the British Royal Navy, and the British support of Indian tribes came to an end with the Treaty of Ghent which created two centuries of peace between the U.S. and Britain.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    Last major battle of the War of 1812, America won against the invading British army.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    Series of meetings to discuss the results of the the War of 1812 and gave way to the American Industrial Revolution.
  • Era of Good Feeling Began

    Era of Good Feeling Began
    The period after the War of 1812 where Americans started to feel a sense of unity.
  • Rush-Bagot Treaty

    Rush-Bagot Treaty
    Treaty between the United States and Great Britain after the War of 1812 that limited naval armaments on the Great Lakes.
  • James Monroe Elected President

    James Monroe Elected President
    5th president, last president during First Party System.
  • Anglo-American Convention

    Anglo-American Convention
    Set the boundary between Missouri Territory in the U.S. and British North America
  • Adams-Onis Treaty

    Adams-Onis Treaty
    Also known as the Transcontinental or Florida Purchase Treaty between the United States and Spain that gave Florida to the U.S and defined boundaries between the U.S. and New Spain.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    The state of Maryland lacked the power to tax the Bank.
  • Panic of 1819

    Panic of 1819
    Banks throughout the country failed, mortgages failed, agriculture fell, unemployment.
  • Dartmouth college v. Woodward

    Dartmouth college v. Woodward
    The court ruled that the charter was protected under the contract clause of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Missouri was admitted as a slave state and Maine as a free state making it equal.
  • Denmark Vesey Slave Revolt

    Denmark Vesey Slave Revolt
    Attempt at uprising slaves and freedmen in Charleston, SC.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Doctrine that warns European Nations that the U.S. will no longer tolerate further colonization.
  • Gibbons v. Ogden

    Gibbons v. Ogden
    It clarified the commerce clause and affirmed Congressional power.
  • John Quincy Adams Elected President (Corrupt Bargain)

    John Quincy Adams Elected President (Corrupt Bargain)
    Only election to be decided by the House of Representatives, against Andrew Jackson.
  • Erie Canal Completed

    Erie Canal Completed
    Waterway which put New York as the Empire state, the leader in population, industry, and economic strength.
  • Charles B. Finney Lead Religious Revivals in Western New York

    Charles B. Finney Lead Religious Revivals in Western New York
    Evangelist that rose religion.
  • Robert Owen Founded the New Harmony Community

    Robert Owen Founded the New Harmony Community
    Utopian Society in Indiana
  • Lyman Beecher Delivered His “Six Sermons on Intemperance”

    Lyman Beecher Delivered His “Six Sermons on Intemperance”
    The six sermons are on nature, occasions, signs, evils, and the remedy of intemperance.
  • Horace Mann Elected Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education

    Horace Mann Elected Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education
    Whig politician dedicated to promoting public education.
  • Tariff of Abominations

    Tariff of Abominations
    Protective tariff passed to protect industry in the U.S.
  • Andrew Jackson Elected President

    Andrew Jackson Elected President
    Seventh president and american soldier.
  • Catherine Beecher Published Essays on the Education of Female Teachers

    Catherine Beecher Published Essays on the Education of Female Teachers
    Promoted women as natural teachers and advocated for expansion and development of teacher training programs. Claimed teachers are more important.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Congress passed the act as a way of moving Indians out of the East and into the West where they had designated "Indian Territory".
  • 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
    Founded the Mormon Church and fled to Illinois.
  • Worcester v. Georgia

    Worcester v. Georgia
    Cherokee Indians are protected from the actions of state governments.
  • 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
    AJ vetoed the bill of re-chartering the Second Bank in 1832 by arguing that in the form presented to him that it was unconstitutional.
  • Nullification Crisis Began

    Nullification Crisis Began
    United States sectional political crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson that declared certain acts unconstitutional.
  • Black Hawk War

    Black Hawk War
    Series of skirmishes between Americans and Black Hawk over western land.
  • Creation of the Whig Party in the U.S.

    Creation of the Whig Party in the U.S.
    The Whigs supported the supremacy of the U.S. Congress over the Presidency
  • Treaty of New Echota

    Treaty of New Echota
    It was signed ceding the Cherokee land to the U.S. in exchange for compensation.
  • Battle of Alamo

    Battle of Alamo
    Group of Texans led by Collinsworth and Milam, captured fort at Alamo and seized control of San Antonio.
  • Transcendental Club's First Meeting

    Transcendental Club's First Meeting
    Hedge, Emerson, Ripley, Putnam attended this meeting.
  • First McGuffey Reader Published

    First McGuffey Reader Published
    A series of elementary school reading books that were widely used to in American schools beginning in the 1830's.
  • Texas Declared Independence from Mexico

    Texas Declared Independence from Mexico
    Houston's army won against Mexican forces at San Jacinto. Houston elected president of the Republic of Texas.
  • Andrew Jackson Issued Specie Circular

    Andrew Jackson Issued Specie Circular
    Required payment of government land to be in gold or silver.
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    Financial crisis, prices went up and unemployment went down in the U.S.
  • Martin Van Buren Elected President

    Martin Van Buren Elected President
    Eighth president and American statesmen.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson gave the "Divinity School Address"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson gave the "Divinity School Address"
    Delivered in 1838 to a graduating class at Harvard College and it aroused considerable interest towards Transcendentalism.
  • Trail of Tears Began

    Trail of Tears Began
    A march made by Cherokee Indians when they were forced to move from their homeland of Georgia to the Indian territory.
  • Webster-Ashburton Treaty

    Webster-Ashburton Treaty
    Resolved border issues between the U.S. and British North American colonies, (present Canada)
  • Treaty of Wanghia with China

    Treaty of Wanghia with China
    Diplomatic agreement between the Qing-dynasty and the U.S.
  • James Polk Elected President

    James Polk Elected President
    11th president, was the 13th speaker of the House of Representatives and Gov of Tennesee
  • Beginning of Manifest Destiny

    Beginning of Manifest Destiny
    Belief that settlers were destined to expand across North America.
  • U.S. Annexation of Texas

    U.S. Annexation of Texas
    Texas entered U.S. as a slave state. Broadened differences in U.S. over issues of slavery and set off Mexican War.
  • Start of the Mexican War

    Start of the Mexican War
    War between the United States and Mexico because of belief to spread "manifest destiny" across the continent.
  • Bear Flag Revolt

    Bear Flag Revolt
    Small group of settlers in California rebelled against Mexican government. Stated California as independent republic.
  • John Humphrey Noyes Founded the New Harmony Community

    John Humphrey Noyes Founded the New Harmony Community
    American Utopian socialist who founded the community.
  • Gold Rush Began in California

    Gold Rush Began in California
    News of gold brought 300,000 people from rest of the U.S. and abroad.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    End of Mexican War, added 525,000 miles of land. Includes present day Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
  • Henry David Thoreau Published Civil Disobedience

    Henry David Thoreau Published Civil Disobedience
    Individuals should not overrule or disregard their consciences and they have he ability to stop the government from making them victims of injustice.
  • Commodore Matthew Perry Entered Tokyo Harbor Opening Japan to the U.S.

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

    Gadsden Purchase
    Present day South Arizona and South West New Mexico, purchased from treaty signed by the U.S. ambassadors to Mexico by James Gadsden
  • Kanagawa Treaty

    Kanagawa Treaty
    Treaty between the U.S. and Tokugawa Shogunate, opened ports of Shimoda and Hakodate for American trade and permitted establishment of U.S. consulate in Japan.