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In History
  • The Louisiana Purchase.

    The Louisiana Purchase.
    The Louisiana Purchase was the purchase of the land to the west of Mississippi sanctioned by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Hamilton Vs Burr duel.

    Hamilton Vs Burr duel.
    Due to their continued rivalry and disagreement over many important matters Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel which Burr ended up winning.
  • Invention of the steamboat.

    Invention of the steamboat.
    The steamboat was invented by Robert Fulton.
  • The Missouri Comprimise.

    The Missouri Comprimise.
    The Missouri Compromise said that every state above the 36 30" line would be a free state while every state under the line would be a slave state. This was to balance the ratio of free states to slave states.
  • The Monroe Doctrine.

    The Monroe Doctrine.
    President James Monroe's statement that the United States would not interfere with Europe's politics and that Europe was not allowed to colonize the western half of the American continent.
  • The Trail of Tears.

    The Trail of Tears.
    General Winfield Scott took an army into Cherokee territory and forced over 12,000 Cherokee out of their homes and into "Indian Territory" in Oklahoma.
  • Gold discoverd in California!

    Gold discoverd in California!
    The dicovery of gold led to a mass migration to Califonia. over 300,000 people moved to California during th Gold Rush.
  • "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Publshed

    "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Publshed
    "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was an antislavery novel that greatly impacted the abolitionist movement.
  • The Dred Scott Case.

    The Dred Scott Case.
    The Supreme Court ruled that Black people are not included in the definition of a citizen in the Constitution.
  • The Battle of Fort Sumter.

    The Battle of Fort Sumter.
    The battle at Fort Sumter was the first battle to take place in the Civil War. The fort was held by the Union, the Confederate forces attacked it. The Confederate Army won this battle.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg.

    The Battle of Gettysburg.
    it is largely considered the turning point of the war, the Union won a decisive victory. Around 50,000 men died during the 3 day battle.
  • The Assasination of President Lincoln.

    The Assasination of President Lincoln.
    Lincoln was assassinated shortly after the end of the Civil War, by John Wilkes Booth.
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    Thomas Jefferson's Presidency.

    Thomas Jefferson was the third President.
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    James Madison's Presidency

    James Madison was the fourth President
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    The War of 1812.

    The War of 1812 was a war between America and Britan. The British were attempting to restrict US trade and the navy was impressing US Sailors. The US was a sovereign nation and Britan refused to leave them alone. The US won the war in 1815 and Britan left them alone after that.
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    James Monroe's Presidency.

    James Monroe was the fifth President.
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    John Quincy Adams' Presidency.

    John Quincy Adams was the sixth President.
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    Andrew Jackson's Presidency.

    Andrew Jackson was the seventh President
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    Martin Van Buren's Presidency.

    Martin Van Buren was the eighth President.
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    William Henry Harrison's Presidency.

    William Henry Harrison was the ninth president. He had the shortest term to date due to sickness he died shortly after giving the longest inaugural address in history spanning almost 2 hours.
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    John Tyler's Presidency.

    John Tyler was the tenth President.
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    James K. Polk's Presidency.

    James K. Polk was the eleventh president.
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    Mexican American War.

    Texas had won its independence from Mexico in 1836 but fighting continued along the border Congress declared war and the US eventually defeated Mexico gaining the California New Mexico and most of the US Southwest.
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    Zachary Taylor's Presidency.

    Zachary Taylor was the twelfth President. He died due to a digestive issue of some sort.
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    Millard Filmore's Presidency.

    Millard Filmore was the thirteenth President.
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    Franklin Pirece's Presidency.

    Franklin Pierce was the fourteenth President.
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    James Buchanan's Presidency.

    James Buchanan was the fifthteenth President.
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    Abraham Lincoln's Presidency.

    Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president. and is widely considered to be one of the best presidents in all of history.
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    The Civil War.

    The Civil War was the bloodiest war ever fought by the US. The war was between the Union and the Confederates. The main reason for the war was the long-standing dispute over slavery's legality.
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    After the Civil War Congress ended up with the job of rebuilding and rejoining the North and South as one united country. The first step that was taken was to free the slaves in the South, this was done with the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. It did this by providing a definition of citizenship. it also gave the right to vote to all male citizens 21 years of age or older.
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    Andrew Johnson's Presidency.

    Andrew Johnson was the seventeenth President.
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    Ulysses S. Grant's Presidency.

    Ulysses S. Grant was the eighteenth President.