19th Century America

  • Louisiana Purchase

    When the US acquired a large part of America for a price of $15,000,000 from the French.
  • Lowell's First Cotton Mill

    Lowell's factory system allowed him to open his first cotton mill, and he allowed girls to work with them and be paid.
  • Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise was sponsored by Speaker of the House Henry Clay, and it was created so that in the north, slavery would be banned, and in the South, slavery would be kept.
  • Andrew Jackson Elected

    Andrew Jackson was elected because he was very popular. He was seen as "a man of the people" and "a common man", because he grew up poor and was nothing like the sophisticated, rich presidents before him.
  • Indian Removal Act

    As America grew, the Indians seemed to be in the way of Westward Expansion, so President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act to get them out of their path.
  • Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears is close to when the Indian Removal Act was enforced. Indians that resisted removal were moved by force, and many indians died along the way.
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    Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears is close to when the Indian Removal Act was enforced. Indians that resisted removal were moved by force, and many indians died along the way.
  • Mexican-American War

    When the US and Mexico fought along the southern border of Texas for the ownership of Texas, and for territory rights.
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    Mexican-American War

    When the US and Mexico fought along the southern border of Texas for the ownership of Texas, and for territory rights.
  • Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 admitted California into the Union as a free state and New Mexico and Utah as slave states. It also ended the slave trade in Washington, D.C., but allowed existing slaveholders there to keep their slaves.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin was published by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was about a slave with three owners; two of who were kind and one who was cruel and punished Uncle Tom for not confessing where runaway slaves went. This outraged the North.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act opened Kansas and Nebraska to settlement under popular sovereignty, or rule by the people, which meant they had the choice to decide if they were a slave state or a free state.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas came about when both the North and South tried to influence the vote of whether or not Kansas should be a free or slave state. When the two sides realized that they had the same plan, a fight broke out.
  • Bessemer Process Patented

    The Bessemer process was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass production of steel.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott Decision was when a slave named Dred Scott went to court to argue his rights. His owner traveled to the North on business so many times that Dred Scott figured that he should be freed. But the court refused to allow him to be free.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown tried to enforce a rebellion for the slaves to be free, but when he raided the arsenal and got weapons, no slaves showed up, and John Brown was killed for trying to incite this rebellion.
  • Oil Discovered in Pennsylvania

    The first oil discovered was in Titusville, Pennsylvania. It was discovered by a man named Edwin L. Drake.
  • Lincoln Elected

    The South were against Lincoln's being president because they thought that he would immediately free slaves, but the North was for him.
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    Civil War

    The Civil War began when the South seceded from the Union because Lincoln won the election for president.
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War began when the South seceded from the Union because Lincoln won the election for president.
  • Black Codes

    The black codes were statutes passed by the Southern slave states discriminating against slaves because they were upset that their slaves were taken from them.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Abraham Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves from the South, but they ignored him because they had already seceded and had a new president.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg was the most famous and important battle, and it was followed by the Gettysburg Address.
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    Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg was the most famous and important battle, and it was followed by the Gettysburg Address.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea was because of total war. It destroyed most of Atlanta so that the South would be so tired of war that they would stop the fighting.
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    Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea was because of total war. It destroyed most of Atlanta so that the South would be so tired of war that they would stop the fighting.
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    Black Codes

    The black codes were statutes passed by the Southern slave states discriminating against slaves because they were upset that their slaves were taken from them.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Robert E. Lee's surrender was a large turning point because it meant the war was over and it is a very well-known event in history.
  • Reconstruction

    Reconstruction started right after the Civil War because of Sherman's March to the Sea and other battles. The South was devastated and the North at first didn't want to help reconstruct because they felt the South should be punished.
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    Reconstruction Era

    Reconstruction started right after the Civil War because of Sherman's March to the Sea and other battles. The South was devastated and the North at first didn't want to help reconstruct because they felt the South should be punished.
  • Lincoln Assassinated

    Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, who believed that he had done a good thing for the South, but even the Southerners knew he had done something terrible.
  • The Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age started in 1865 but lasted until 1901. It was called the Gilded Age because it was a period of various economic depressions. It is beautiful on the outside, but terrible on the inside.
  • 13th Amendment

    The 13th amendment was passed to abolish slavery completely.
  • 14th Amendment

    The 14th amendment requires states to provide equal protection under the law to all people within their jurisdictions. It was intended to protect the rights of former slaves.
  • Johnson's Impeachment

    President Johnson was almost impeached because he violated the Tenure of Office Act.
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    Johnson's Impeachment

    President Johnson was almost impeached because he violated the Tenure of Office Act.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    The Transcontinental Railroad was the first railroad to go across the country and back.
  • Standard Oil Formed

    Standard oil was formed by the making of the first oil wells. Before, they would use kerosene made from whale oil to light lamps.
  • 15th Amendment

    The 15th amendment was passed to give slave men the right to vote.
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    Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age started in 1865 but lasted until 1901. It was called the Gilded Age because it was a period of various economic depressions. It is beautiful on the outside, but terrible on the inside.
  • First Telephone Call

    The first telephone call was an emergency between Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant who was helping him out.
  • Light Bulb Invented

    Thomas Edison was the first to finish the lightbulb with a filament of bamboo fibers.
  • Carnegie Forms His Steel Company

    Carnegie made his fortune in steel by controlling the most extensive integrated iron and steel operations.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    The Sherman Antitrust Act was created to limit monopolistic and other practices by large corporations such as the Standard Oil Company.