19th century

19th Century America

By lmf531
  • Louisiana Purchase

    This purchase doubled the United States. It cost $15 million and was bought by Thomas Jefferson. Many thought this act was unconstitutional.
  • Lowell's First Cotton Mill

    Lowell brought the cotton mill from England to America. He hired woman from farms to work in his factory.
  • Andrew Jackson Elected

    Andrew Johnson was elected as president of the United States of America. He was the 7th president of the United States.
  • Missouri Compromise

    This said that any new slave state added, a brand new free state was added.
  • Indian Removal Act

    A law passed by Congress that told Indian tribes east of the Mississippi River to move west if the Mississippi River.
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    Trail of Tears

    This was the removal of the Choctaw tribe. Over 4,000 indians died from disease and other causes.
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    Mexican- American War

    A war between American and Mexico. America came out victorious and got land between Texas and California.
  • Compromise of 1850

    This compromise made California a free state and had a fugutive slave law. The fugutive slave law told all runaway slaves to return back to their owners.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852. This book told about the harsh slave owners in the south.
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    Bleeding Kansas

    This was a series of events. One was a 800-man raid that tored apart Missouri.
  • Kansas- Nebraska Act

    This made Nebraska and Kansas states. They allowed the states to have popular soveriegnty.
  • Bessemer Process Patented

    This process made liquid steel mold into a solid. Bessemer was the only one to do this.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott was an African-American slave. He said since he was in the North why was he still considered a slave.
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    John Brown's Raid

    This raid toke place by Harper's ferry. 21 people died including John Brown.
  • John Brown's Raid

    21 people died including John Brown. This raid was a on Harper's Ferry in Virginia.
  • Oil discovered in Pennsylvania

    Oil was founded by Colonel Edwin Drake by Titusville, Pennsylvania. This sparked an oil rush in the United States.
  • Lincoln Elected

    Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the United States. He plan was to stop slavery in new places.
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    The Civil War

    The Civil War began on Fort Sumter. The mian difference between the North and South was slavery. The North came out victorious.
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    This abolished slavery in the Confederacy, The South did not listen.
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    This the time period when the Civil War was over. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in the beginning of it. So, it was up to vice president Andrew Johnson.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    This was a battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The North came out victorious
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    Sherman's March to the Sea

    A march from Atlanta, Georgia to Savannah, Georgia. Sherman used a stragety called total war.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman marched from Atlanta, Georgia to Savannah, Georgia. Sherman used total war in the march
  • The 13th amendment

    This amendment abolished slavery.
  • Surrender of Appomattox Court House

    This was the meeting place of General Lee and General Grant. This was where the surrender of the south took place.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth inside of Ford's theater. Now it was up to Andrew Johnson to finish the job.
  • The 14th amendment

    This amendment said that all citizens born or naturalized in the U.S. are citizens.
  • Black Codes

    This limited the basic human rights and civil liberties of blacks.
  • Johnson's Impeachment

    Andrew Johnson was not impeached. But he was shy of getting impeached by 1 vote.
  • The 15th amendment

    This amendment said that the rights of citizens votes shall not be denied. Even any race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    This was an important idea of Abraham Lincoln. It let people go explore the west without worry of getting killed or injured. This changed America forever.
  • Carnegie founds his steel company.

    His business produced steel throughout the United States. Soon enough, Carnegie becomes a multi-billionare.
  • Standard Oil Formed

    Invented by John D. Rockefeller. His business was very inexpensive and he soon became a monopoly. He bought out other businesses and made his business the largest in the world.
  • First Telephone Call

    The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. His first words on the telephone were: Mr. Watson-come here- I want to see you.
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    The Gilded Age

    This area marked industry and immigrants in the United States. Many famous companies like Carnegie Steel Company and Standard Oil were founded.
  • Light Bulb Invented

    The lighbulb was invented by Thomas Alva Edison in 1879. This allowed people to still function at night.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    This act abolished monopolies and trusts.