Manifest Destiny

  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
    During the 1820's military hero Andrew Jackon became a symbol of expanding American democracy. Jackson rose at a time when the national politics was becoming increasingly democratic, a trend many historians now call the Jacksonian democracy.
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  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    It meant little in 1823.
    When the Americans lacked the army and navy to enforce it.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    Northern foes of slavery, both black and white, risked their lives and safety to help slaves escape to freedom through a loosley organized network known as the underground railroad, A secret network of "conductors" hid runaway slaves in farm wagons and riverboats.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    Pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Followed a 13-day seige.
    All but two of the texans were slaughtered.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    In 1838, federal troops compelled more than 15,000 Cherokees to travel from the Southeast to Oaklahoma. At least 4000 Cherokees died from disease, exposure, and hunger.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Dred Scott v. Sandford
    the court ruled against Scott.
    The court's sweeping ruling went far beyond the particulars.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    She was the most courageous conductor.
    Who had escaped slavery in Maryland.
    She became known as "Black Moses"
  • Wilmont Proviso

    Wilmont Proviso
    The Wilmot Proviso is one of the events leading to the Civil War. It would have banned slavery in any territory to be obtained from Mexico in the Mexican War or in the future.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Peace treaty that ended the Mexican-American war. The treaty also ensured safety of existing property rights of Mexican citizens living in the territories.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Gold was discovered by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. Substantial hardships were faced by the "49ers" (Miners).
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Package of five bills passed in September 1850 defusing a four year fude with the South and the North about the slaves. The fued was quieted until the Kansas-Nebraska act went into play in 1854.
  • Gadsden Purchase

    Gadsden Purchase
    The Gadsden Purchase is a 29,670-square-mile region of present-day southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Treaty signed by president Franklin Pierce on June 24, 1853, ratified by congress on April 25, 1854.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Challenged Senator Stephen Douglas a Demoorat and the architect.
    He was the 17th president of the U.S
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    On April 10, 1861, Brig. Gen. Beauregard, in command of the Confederate forces at Charleston, South Carolina, demanded the surrender of the Union garrison of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. They refused, and Union soldiers opened fire. No casualties excapt a freak accident with a premature cannon.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    Two battles of Bull Run. One in 1861, one in 1862. First major land battle of the American Cival War.
  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson
    With the assassination of Lincoln, the Presidency went to a southern Jacksonian Democrat, Andrew Johnson. Began transition to Reconstruction.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two orders issued by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.
    The first one declared the freedom of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to the Union by January 1, 1863. The second order named ten specific states where it would apply.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg fought July 1 to 3, 1863, in and around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the battle with the largest number of deaths in the American Civil War. Often described as the wars turning point.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Destoryed one third of Lee's forces.
    Marked the majorof the Confederate attempt to invade the North.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, and is one of the best known speeches in U.S. history.
    It was delivered by Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Thirteenth Amendment
    Prohibited slavery and involuntary servitude except for a punshment of a crime. One of the first Reconstruction Amendments.
  • Reconstruction

    Reconstruction Era has two uses. The first covers the entire nation in the period 1865 to 1877 after the Civil War. The second one covers the transformation of the Southern states from 1863 to 1877
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    White supremecy organization. First KKK flourished in the South in 1860, but disappeared in 1870. Hate group.
  • Fourteenth Amendment

    Fourteenth Amendment
    Adopted as a Reconstruction Amendment. Prohibits state and local government from depriving people of life, liberty, or property without the proper steps be taken first.
  • Fifthteenth Amendment

    Fifthteenth Amendment
    Gave people of color the right to vote. One of the Reconstruction Amendments.