19th Century U.S. History

  • Louisiana Purchase Treaty Signed

    Thomas Jefferson was President at the time that this treaty was signed. The Louisiana Purchase nearly doubled the size of the U.S. at the time. The Americans paid only 15 million to acquire all that territory. Jefferson wasn't sure to buy it or not because he believed that a President didn't have the sufficient authority. In the end he ended up buying it and increasing the number of people wanting to move westward and the amount of people coming into the "New" country.
  • War of 1812 Begins

    The war was between the United States of America and the British Empire. It lasted three years from 1812 to 1815.It was fought mainly on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America. One of the main conflict which lead to the war was Britain's ongoing war with France. The treaty of Ghent ended the war, but resolved none of the problems which started it. An "Era of Good Feelings", which was an increase of Patriotism, following the American victory over the French.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    This Doctrine stated that colonies could not be established in the "Americas" (Western Hemisphere). It was passed during Monroe's Presidency. With this signed, it showed that America had enough power and authority to defend its "lands",almost like a big brother. America didn't want any more colonies being established because then they (British) could use them to their advantage (in wars), which the last thing anybody wanted to do was give an advantage to the enemy over you.
  • California Gold Rush

    When Gold was discovered by James Marshall, news of the discovery soon spread. It resulted in some 300,000 people moving to California. Some of the early Gold seekers were called "forty-niners". During this time when they were looking for Gold, some technological advances had to be made. At the same time this Gold Rush also attracted tens of thousands of people from around the world, which made America a very diverse place to be.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    The emancipation proclamation was written to help free the slaves. It only freed the slaves in the south, so they still had the north to go. People who supported the abolition of slavery were called Abolitionists. They helped spread word around and get ideas into other peoples head. The abolishment of slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation helped pave the way for individual and equal rights for all, which couldn't be taken away.
  • Telephone was invented

    The modern telephone is the culmination of work done by many individuals. Alexander Graham Bell was the first to patent the telephone on January 30 of 1877. Over time the Telephone has evolved changing in shape, size, and capacity. Thanks to the telephone we can communicate a whole lot faster instead of going to talk to the person face to face. With the invention of the telephone news has been able to travel faster, which can always be helpful one way or another.