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  • andrew jackson

    Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.The Declaration of Independence was signed when young Andrew was nine years old and at thirteen he joined the Continental Army as a courier.
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  • monroe doctrine

    President James Monroe’s annual message to Congress contained the Monroe Doctrine, which warned European powers not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere.
  • underground railroad

    The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada, was not run by any single organization or person
  • dred scotty vs. sandford

    supreme court ruling stating that slaves were not citizens
  • battle of the alamo

    Santa Anna's troops besieged the Alamo from February 23 to March 6, 1836
  • trail of tears

    In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River
  • manifest destiny

    No nation ever existed without some sense of national destiny or purpose.
  • gadsden purchase

    In 1846, President Polk declared war on Mexico and sent troops to New Mexico and California under General Kearny.
  • wilmont proviso

    The 1846 Wilmot Proviso was a bold attempt by opponents of slavery to prevent its introduction in the territories purchased from Mexico following the Mexican War
  • california gold rush

    mass migration to california after the discovery of gold in 1848
  • compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 was a series of five bills that were intended to stave off sectional strife
  • harriet tubman

    Harriet was made an official "conductor" of the UGRR.
    she knew all the routes to free territory and she had to take an oath of silence so the secret of the Underground Railroad would be kept secret.
  • uncle tom's cabin

    In 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" to show slavery as a thing so cruel and unjust.
  • kansas-nebraska act

    On May 30, 1854 the areas of Nebraska and Kansas were territories that wanted to become states
  • battle of bull run

    July 1861 the northern newspapers pressured President Lincoln to bring a quick end to the rebellion of the southern states
  • attack on fort sumter

    Throughout March of 1861 the Confederate authorities sought to drive out the Union occupants of Fort Sumter .Davis and his cabinet decided to dispatch General Beauregard to siege Fort Sumter
  • battle of shiloh

    The Confederate army now numbered about 40,000 men
  • battle of gettysburg

    This most famous and most important Civil War Battle occurred over three hot summer days, July 1 to July 3, 1863
  • abraham lincoln

    16th president of the United States, guided his country through the most devastating experience in its national history--the CIVIL WAR
  • 13 amendment

    ended slavery
  • gettysburg address

    On June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner commented on what is now considered the most famous speech by President Abraham Lincoln
  • 14 amendment

    gaurenteed full citizenship status and rights to every person born in the U.S. including african americans
  • 15 amendment

    which gaurenteed that no male citizen could be denied the right to vote on the basic of race,color,etc.
  • andrew johnson

    17 president of the united states.