19th Century America

By Wil91
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    French land that was bought by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson bought the land for $15,000,000 from Napoleon, and the land doubled the size of our country. Many people criticized Thomas Jefferson about it, but he thought is was part of America’s manifest destiny.
  • Lowell's First Cotton Mill

    Lowell's First Cotton Mill
    Francis Cobat Lowell's invention was inpired by Samuel Slater who came before him. Lowell let women work in his because without him women still might not be working today. He was one of the first to let women work in his factories for minimum wage and he let many out of their nonpaid farm jobs at home.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    A compromise passed by Congress in 1820 that entered Missouri to the Union as a slave state and Maine as a free state. It also set a line at latitude 36O30’ that set a slavery line so all of the land up was free and the land down allowed slavery. This happened when two states wanted to join as free states but the south disagreed.
  • Andrew Jackson Elected

    Andrew Jackson Elected
    Jackson was born into a poor family in the Carolina backcountry. He had time to grow and prosper into a wealthy well-known man. Jackson ran for president in 1824 but lost to John Quincy Addams. The year he ran again was the year they dropped the right that you had to own land to vote, and that got him a lot more of the popular and electoral votes. He was one of the creators of the Democratic Party.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    When the United states was creating new territories, they ran into native land alogn they way. People were agitated with the natives and pushed for them to move to worse places. Congress passed the Inidan removal act which took away all Native land east of the Mississippi River. They we forced to walk from their land to Oklahoma which became indian territory. About 4,000 of the 17,000 indians that were forced to move died from starvation, disease and harsh winter weather.
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    Trail of Tears

    As the westward expansion went on people began to find riches on Native American soil and began to get greedy. People complained that Indians were taking all the land. The first tribe to get pushed out of their land was the Choctaw. Other tribes were forced out of their land, and many tried to resist. The Cherokee tried to take legal action, but other tried to take physical. All the tribes were eventually forced out of their land, and all had to take a trail to what is now Oklahoma. Many people
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    Mexican-American War

    A war with Mexico that started in 1846 and ended in 1847. As part of our Manifest destiny it was out duty to expand into the west. The west was Texas and the rest of Mexican land. Lower Texas had already been disputed territory so most people probably knew a war was coming. Polk had provoked the war by annexing Texas. The Americans thought the border was a the Del Norte (Rio Grande) and Mexico thought it was a the Nueces River.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A measure passed by Congress that added California to the Union as a free stated and divided the Southwest into the New Mexico and Utah territories. They were allowed to choose for themselves if they were going to be a slave territory or not. It banned slavery in DC and strengthened the fugitive slave law.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a best selling book that really brought slavery to the North’s attention. The book was about a slave named Tom and his three owners. The first two were nice, but the third had him beat to death because he wouldn’t tell his owner how two other slaves escaped.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    A law passed by congress in 1854 to establish Kansas and Nebraska with the choice to if they would have slaves or not. This influenced Bleeding Kansas when everybody from the North and South went into Kansas to influence the vote.
  • Bessemer Process Patented

    Bessemer Process Patented
    The bessemer process was invented by Henry Bessemer in England and it converted iron into steel which was stronger and lighter.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was caused by popular soverignity which is when the people living in the territoy voted if they wanted slavery or not. Hundred of people from the North and South rushed into the Kansas and Nebraska territories to influence the vote and tried to get more votes for the slavery or not slavery side.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    There was a slave named Dred Scott and there was debate over if his owner moved to a free state was he free too? The Supreme Court eventually came to the decision that it shouldn’t because it was messing with property laws in other states.
  • Oil Discovered in Pennsylvania

    Oil Discovered in Pennsylvania
    Edwin Drake invested in the Oil buisness in Pennsylvania and after months he struck oil. Western pennsylvania became the most common place for oil in America.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    He was a radical abolitionist who pretty much went by total war. John Brown went to Harpers Ferry and tried to start a slave revolution by stealing the army’s guns and distributing them to slaves.
  • Licoln's Elected

    Licoln's Elected
    When Lincoln was the elected the South didn't like it, becasue he was an abolishonist. The Sout didn't like how he was running the Union. When he was a elected the Civil War was just kind've starting. He led the Union through the Civil War and was Assasinated in the first month of his second term.
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    Civil War

    The civil war was a fight between the Union and the Confederacy over mainly slavery and other issues that the two sides didn't agree over.It was a four year battle and there more caualties in this war than any other war the America has been involved with.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation declared all slaves living in the Union and Confederacy free. Even though Abraham Lincoln passed it the South ignored it. The South believed it was just something that wouldn’t affect them and they thought The Anaconda Pan:
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    Battle of Gettysburg

    The battle of Getttysburg was a 3 day battle from the civil war and almost had the most casualties out of the entire civil war. It was one of the very few battles that took place in the Union.
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    Sherman's March to the Sea

    Gerneral Sherman marched through Gerogia and South Carolina and went by the fighting style of total war. He burned killed and prety much did anything to get what they were passing out of his way.
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    Black Codes

    The black codes restricted the freedom and opprotunitues of the newly freed African Americans. Three main parts were in this. It really gave them the normal rights but took away cetain freedoms like serving on juries and and to vote.
  • 13th Amendment Passed

    13th Amendment Passed
    The 13th amendment completely abolishes and prohibited slavery.
  • Surender at Appomattox

    Surender at Appomattox
    This was the official surrender and end of the civil war where Confederate and Union generals met and the Confederates made their official surrender.
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    Reconstuction Era

    The reconstuction period is the period after the civil war where it fixed and patched up the wounds made by the civil war. It was supposed to be led by Abraham Lincoln but after his assasination the job was left to his V.P. Andrew Johnson.
  • Lincoln Assasinated

    Lincoln Assasinated
    Lincoln was assasinated while watching a play at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth. Boot killed him because he thought he was saving the South by doing it.
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    Johnson's Impeachment

    Jonson was almost impeached by the Senate and House because they thought he wasn't doin what a president should be doing. He bribed his way out of getting impeached by a lot of behind the scene deals and was really close to impeachment. It was mainly the Radical Republicans in the Senate that disliked him.
  • 14th Amendment Passed

    14th Amendment Passed
    The 14th amendment gave everyone the equal rights of everyone else, and gave them equal protection from the law.
  • 15th Amendment Passed

    15th Amendment Passed
    The fifteenth amendment gave blacks the right to vote and take place in the voting process.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    The transcontinental railroad made a 6 week journet about 6 day to get across the country.It was built in two parts, The Union and Central Pacifics. The union used mostly Irish immigrants and started in Omaha, NE and went west, and the Central Pacific started in Sacramento and went east. They met in Promontory Point, UT.
  • Standard Oil Formed

    Standard Oil Formed
    Standard oil was formed mainly formed by John D. Rockefeller when he became the President of his own oil company and he made a monopoly in the oil industry. Standard oil is basically America producing and transporting oil.
  • First Phone Called

    First Phone Called
    The first telelphone was invented by Alexander Gaham Bell, and the first telephone call was transmitted by him when he was calling for his assistant. In 1877 theere were only a few phones but by1920 there were about 13 million.
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    Gilded Age

    The "Gilded Age" was first named by Mark Twain and what he meant by that was it look golden on the outside but when you really got into that it was filthy. What I interpretted from this was that he people thought all was well because thecnology was advancing and life was seeming easier and better, but when you looked inside of it the was poverty and crime.
  • Light Bulb Invented

    Light Bulb Invented
    The lightbulb was invented by Thomas Edison. It was funded by J.P. Morgan and that helped Edison create the lightbulb. THe inside of the light bulb "the filament" was tested with thousands of sustances before he ound the carbonized bamboo fiber.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    The act limited buisnessmen from monopolies in their industries.
  • Cernegie Forms his Steel Company

    Cernegie Forms his Steel Company
    After seeing the bessemer process in England Garnegie invested heavily in the Steel busness and built his first factory in Pittsburg. He was born into a poor family in Scotland and evolved into a top buisnessman out of all of America's history. Even though he almost lost it all, he picked it back and and is know ranked next to Vanderbilt and Rockefeller.
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    Serbian men assassinated the Duke Frnz Ferdidnand of Austria-Hungary. The alliances led to a world war.
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    A war between the axis and liied powers broke out which turned into a world full on war.