The Louisiana Purchase was when America purchased the Louisiana Territories from France for 15 million dollars. Many people questioned the constitution of the purchase
The Missouri compromise was passed and said that for every slave state to enter the union a free state would enter the union.
Andrew Jackson Elected
Andrew Jackson was a Democrat and was elected president in the election of 1828. He was in charge of the Indian removal act, and the Louisiana Purchase.
Trail of Tears
The trail of tears started in the spring of 1838 when US troops began the removal of the Cherokee Indians. They were forced to an 800-mile march with hardly any materials or food, many starved and died.
Indian Removal Act
Forced indians off there land and on to reservations. Enacted by president Jackson
The Mexican American war started when American troops went on disputed territory and was attacked by Mexican troops. It was fought over a small portion of land next to Texas.
Uncle Toms Cabin
Uncle Toms Cabin was a book written about a slave that was mistreated by his owner and brought the issue of slavery into the average American household.
Comprimise of 1850
The compromise of 1850 said that California would become a free state while Utah and New Mexico territories would become slave territories. It also included the fugitive slave law
The Kansas-Nebraska act was created by senator Steven Douglass, and was based on popular sovereignty. It made it so that people
A voilent time with many attacks based on slavery conflicts.
Dred Scott Decision
The Dread Scott Decision was a case in court saying that slaves were property of their owners even if they were in free states
John Browns Raid
John Brown lead John Browns raid, which was a attack on a national armory and was supposed to be supported by slaves but none came to help him so his plan failed and he was later hanged
Was A Republican, and was opposed to slavery.
The Civil War
fought over slavery and other thing. Eleven southern states seceeded from the union. Included the battle of Vicksburg and Gettysburg. Over 500,000 dead.
The Emancipation Proclamation was made to free the slaves in the southern states. It gave the north a cause for fighting the war.
Battle of Gettysburg
Fought in the city of gettysburg. bloodiest battle of the Civil War
It helped bring the union back together. It worked to stop racial discrimination.Headed by president Johnson
Officialy abolished slavery
On the outside it was golden because of the wealth of the wealthiest but on the inside there were many problems including tenements and child labor
Shermans March to the Sea
Used total war. Marched all the way to the beaches of south carolina burnt down Atlanta
Surrender at Appomattamox Courthouse
Robert E. Lee surenders for the Confederacy. It ended the civil war
Killed by John Wilkes Booth at Fords theater. Killed only a few days after the south rejoins the union. Johnson, his Vice President takes office after his death.
Limit human rights to sertain ethnic groups. Spesificly made to target Blacks.
It was one of the reconstruction amendments. Overruled the Dred Scott decision and said that any person could own land and vote nomater what race or ethnic group
Fired one of his presidential cabinet members even though it was illigal. won the empeachment vote by one person.
Completion of the Transcontenental Railroad
made a trip that would take six months before now only take 8 days. Charted by the government to the pacific railroad company and the Union railroad companys. They gave away land so people would ride there trains
allows anyone to vote regardless of ones race, color or previous servitude.
Standard Oil formed
Created by Rockifeller. First ever monopoly. controlled the oil industry by buying out competition and strikeing deals with shipping compainies
First Telephone Call
created by Alexander Grandbell. The first words spoken into a telephone was "Mr. Watson I would like to see you".
First invention to use electricity. Made it so that shops can stay open later people can work for longer and money could be more distributed
Sherman Antitrust Act
Made it imposible for there to be monopolys or trusts
First Cotton Mill
The cotton mill revolutionized the economy at increased the number of slaves because it made it quicker to pick the seeds out of the cotton.