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    Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

    Jefferson was a Founding Father, as well as one of the most famous Presidents of all time.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    This purchase of Jefferson's doubled the size of the U.S.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark were sent by Jefferson to explore the new land that he purchased.
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    James Madison's Presidency

  • Louisiana

    Louisiana became a state and the new order of the Nation.
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    War of 1812

    The USA declared war on Britain after they started the impressment of American soldiers against France. This ended with the Treaty of Ghent
  • Battle of Thames

    This battle ended with an American victory and the death of Native American leader Tecumseh.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    The Treaty of Ghent was signed in December 1814. It was signed in the Netherlands and news of the treaty had not yet reached the United States in January 1815. So the British and American forces continued fighting.
  • Indiana becomes the 19th state of USA

    After many conflicts with the local Indians, the American forces stood victorious and white settlers became secure in their land ownership
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    James Monroe's Presidency

  • Panic of 1819

    The Panic of 1819 was a widespread economic crisis that hit the USA in 1819, The economic crisis continued until 1821 although the American economy didn’t fully recover until 1824.
  • Missouri Compromise

    By 1819, the USA had 22 states. These include 11 free and 11 slave states, Missouri sought to be admitted as a new state. It was a slave state, so admitting it would have given slave states a majority in Congress. Therefore the compromise was reached, According to this compromise, Missouri was admitted as a slave state. At the same time, Maine was admitted to the union as a free state.
  • The Monroe Doctrine

    According to this policy, European colonial powers were barred from colonizing any part of the American continent in the future.
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    John Quincy Adams's Presidency

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    Andrew Jackson's Presidency

  • Indian Removal Act

    In 1830, the Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson. This law gave him the power to relocate Indian tribes living east of the Mississippi River to the western territories.
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    Black Hawk War

    Large numbers of American settlers were arriving in Illinois. The Native Americans who lived in the area resented them because they took their lands. Then in 1832, a U.S. army arrived in the area and this led to a war between the two sides. The war lasted for 15 weeks. It resulted in the defeat of the Sauk warriors and Black Hawk was taken prisoner.
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    Texas Revolution

    This war included huge parts of history including the Alamo.
  • Panic of 1837

    In the 1830s, the policies of the U.S. government under President Andrew Jackson created an economic crisis. During this crisis, unemployment rates increased while profits became low and prices went up.
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    Martin Van Buren's Presidency

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    William Henry Harrison's Presidency

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    John Tyler's Presidency

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    James K. Polk's Presidency

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    Mexican-American War

    In 1846, most of the western portions of America, such as present-day California, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada were still a part of Mexico. U.S. President James K. Polk wanted to take these lands and make them a part of the USA. So he moved American soldiers to a border area of Mexico
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    Zachary Taylor's Presidency

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    Millard Fillmore's Presidency

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    Franklin Pierce's Presidency

  • Gadsden Purchase

    In 1854, the USA signed a treaty with Mexico. According to this treaty, the USA purchased 29,670 square miles of area in the southwest.
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    James Buchanan's presidency

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    Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

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    American Civil War

    The difference between the slave and free states deepened. By 1861, the free states were on one side and known as the Union. On the other side were the slave states which were known as the Confederacy. War began between the two sides on April 12, 1861. This war would be one of the bloodiest wars in America.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    The First Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle in the American Civil War. It was fought in July, 1861. Nearly 35,000 Union troops fought with 20,000 Confederate soldiers. The Confederate army was able to defeat the Union troops who retreated back to Washington D.C. The battle was fought near a small river called the Bull Run.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Confederate army under General Robert E. Lee had just secured a major victory. This army ran into the Union’s Army of the Potomac on its way to Pennsylvania. The Union army suffered around 23,000 casualties while the Confederates suffered around 25,000 casualties. The Confederates failed to break through the lines of the Union army and had to retreat, resulting in a Union victory.
  • The Gettysburg Address

    The Gettysburg Address
    A few months after the Battle of Gettysburg, a dedication ceremony was held in honor of the soldiers who fought at the battle. At this ceremony, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address which has since become the best-known speech in the history of USA.
  • Lincoln is assassinated

    Lincoln is assassinated
    The President was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth who sympathized with the Confederacy. Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. He then fled but was later cornered in a barn and shot by a Union soldier.
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    Andrew Johnson's Presidency

  • Slavery is outlawed

    In December 1865, the US Congress passed the Thirteen Amendment. This amendment made slavery illegal in all the territories of the USA as well as the territories where the US would have jurisdiction.
  • USA purchases Alaska

    The USA paid Russia a sum of $7.2 million and effectively became the owner of the Alaska region.
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    Ulysses S. Grant's Presidency

  • USA establishes the first National Park at Yellowstone

    USA establishes the first National Park at Yellowstone
    Yellowstone became the first National Park of the United States and a landmark even in the preservation of natural beauty and resources in the west.