• Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Third President of the United States, known as a Founding Father and an author of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    A group of territories purchased from France for $15 million, doubling the size of the US.
  • Lewis and Clark

  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    They went on an expedition to discover the new lands of America from the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Signed by President Andrew Jackson, that allowed for the Indians to move to lands west of the Mississippi in return for their land within state borders. Many Indians resisted.
  • Texas

    Texas Revolution and Independence gained from Mexico, ended with the Treaty of Velasco. Eventually joined the Union in 1845.
  • Women's Sufferage

    Women's Sufferage
    The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women's rights convention that launched the movement. The main goal was to gain the right to vote.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    The rush to move when gold was discovered in California, brought about 300,000 people from America and abroad.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    Required runways to be returned to their owners, even if they were in a free state.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This repealed the Missouri Compromise and created two new territories and allowed for popular sovereignty. Produced the violent uprising of "bleeding kanas" against pro and antislavery.
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    Civil War

    Between the Union and Confederacy caused over slavery, especially the expansion of it into new territories.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Issued by President Abraham Lincoln, declared all persons held as slaves shall be free.