• Louisiana Purchase

    The land deal between the United States and France gave the US 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi for 15 million.
  • James Madison is inaugurated.

    Madison became the fourth president of the US.
  • War of 1812

    This war allowed the US to discuss its borders with Spain and solidify the land below the Mississippi and Gulf of Mexico.
  • Madison Monroe becomes president

    James becomes the fifth president of the US.
  • First Public Railroad System

    This was a key role in the westward expansion and was key in traveling and getting goods across the continent.
  • Texas declares its independence from Mexico

    This is when Texans started to work together and eventually resulted in the Alamo gaining its significance.
  • Mexican War

    The war was caused because America was trying to gain territory in California.
  • Zachary Taylor becomes president

    Became the twelfth president of the US.
  • Lincoln was elected

    The 16 president of the US.