U.S. History 1800-1900's

  • Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase was significant to the US because it nearly doubled its' size. Not only that, but it was the first step in Manifest Destiny.
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was fought mainly by the United States and Great Britian. This war started with an invasion by the United States while britian was busy with a war. Although the British were at a disadvantage, some Native Americans joined in to help them against the Americans. The War ended with a signed treaty, but a fight in New Orleans was still happening.
  • Blacks in New York can vote. :)

    Blacks were not slaves in New York; however, they did not have all the rights of an American. An example is voting. In 1815, a bill was pushed so that African Americans could vote in state elections. In 1821, this bill was approved and they were given the right to vote; atleast in New York.
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad was established in the year 1830. This was a term used to describe the routes that slaves would take in their journey to freedom. The Underground Railroad was not an actual railroad. Without the Underground Railroad many slaves would have been kept under slavery until the emancipation proclamation was established.
  • Texas Independence

    The Texan independence from Mexico occured when General Houston along with other Texans decided they didn't want to be overpowered by Mexico. This was because many people were immigrating to Texas and Santa Ana decided to take away slavery. Since the US citizens were Southerners, they were used to slavery and decided to revolt. If Texas had never Declared its Independence from Mexico, it wouldnt't be one of the 50 states.
  • Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 was brought up because of many issues, one of them being that California wanted to enter the Union as a free state. The issues setteld said that the territories aquired wouldn't mention slavery until they applied for statehood. California would be a free state, but to keep the pro-slavery politicians happy, the Fugitive Slave Act would be intact.
  • Lincoln was eleccted

    one cause of the civil war
  • The Civil War begins

    One major reason for the Civil War was that Abraham Lincoln was elected President. However, the demand for Fort Sumter started the War. The United States divided into the South (Confederacy) and the North (Union).
  • Civil War ends

    Lee's army was at a disadvatage; his army was starving. He met Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse. There he surrendered his army to Grant. Afterwards, the states slowly began to rejoin the union.