1800-1876

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    Third U.S. President: Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He was part of the Democratic-Republican party, which advocated for a smaller and more restrict federal government. Among his most important feats in the presidency are the purchase of Louisiana from Napoleon Bonaparte and the reduction of taxes, government spending, and National debt.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    This acquisition made by Thomas Jefferson was essential for western exploration and expansions. In an agreement not foreseen by the Constitution, Jefferson paid 15 million dollars (currently 250 million dollars) for the Louisiana area, a terrain that would double the size of the republic. Among the reasons for the purchase was the desire to keep the dominion over the Mississipi River and the Gulf of Mexico out of the hands of Napoleon Bonaparte. Note: Picture by William Morris, CC BY-SA 4.0.
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    War of 1812

    The war of 1812 shook the young United States. Two of the most prominent causes of the war between the United States and Great Britain are the British attempt at trade restriction and America's will to expand its territory. Americans suffered plenty of losses to the British. The European country even managed to invade and burn the U.S. Capital. However, the U.S. troops were able to expulse the invaders out of the American territory.
  • Creation of Democratic Party

    The Democratic-Republican party came as the opposition of the first political party of the United States: the Federalist party. They advocated for a limited and decentralized government. In a controversial election between Andrew Jackson and John Adams for the 1825-1829 term, Adams became the president. Senator Martin Van Buren did not like this situation and helped to create a new political faction: the Democratic Party.
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    Second Seminole War

    The Second Seminole War was fought in Florida. It was a conflict between many indigenous groups in a union known as Seminoles against the United States. It is regarded as one of the most damaging wars for the United States. The U.S. wanted to move the Native Americans from central Florida to an area known as the Creek reservation, which was west of the Mississippi River. Thus president Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, but the Native Americans resisted, which cause the war.
  • First Telegraph Message Across Two Miles

    The communication revolution came as a consequence of the transportation revolution. The transportation revolution created faster ways to transport men, mail, and commodities. Therefore, pieces of information would also be transported faster. In the communication revolution, there was an important invention created by Dr. David Alter and modified by Morse: the Telegraph. Morse and his friend Vail were able to send a message across two miles using the telegraph for the first time.
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    Ninth U.S. President: William Harrison

    William Harrison was the only president in the United States that has governed the country for the term of a month. He assumed the presidency as a member of the Whig Party but soon was found dead from unknown causes. His vice-president, John Tyler, also from the Whig party, assumed the presidency and governed until March of 1845.
  • Marshall found gold in California

    Marshall found gold in California
    The United States Western region was not a heavily populated area until the Golden Rush, which began in 1848, when James Marshall found gold at Sutter's Mill, in California. Many Americans, lured by the desire of enriching through gold, moved to the Western Region of the United States. Many other people also migrated to California to supply the needs of those who tried to find gold in the area.