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A Developing Nation (1800-1876)

  • Thomas Jefferson Elected Third President

    Thomas Jefferson Elected Third President
    Thomas Jefferson was a Virginian President who was the first Democratic-Republican president. He wrote the Declaration of Independence.
  • The Louisianna Purchase

    The Louisianna Purchase
    The Louisianna Purchase cost $15 million, but it increased the landmass of the United States by nearly half. Because of domestic problems in France, Napolean sold it cheaply and the US benefited from it.
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    The War of 1812

    A seemingly pointless war on paper-- but nevertheless, an important won because it granted popularity to the future 7th president of the United States: Andrew Jackson. This war also brought an end to impressment; something that was not achieved by the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise allowed Missouri to become a slave state, but to balance the power out, part of the Massachusetts territory was divided into the new, free state of Maine. Additionally, slavery could not reach past the 36" 30' Longitude line.
  • Andrew Jackson's Election

    Andrew Jackson's Election
    The election of Andrew Jackson was a dramatic change from the former presidents. Andrew Jackson won because he was one of the people. He had a rags-to-riches story that made him popular with the middle and lower classes. For the first time, Aristocrats were not the main focus of the American government.
  • The Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act resulted from the manifest destiny ideal that all land between the Pacific and Atlantic ocean was fated to be under the jurisdiction of the United States. This inspired Americans to achieve this 'right' at immoral costs. The result of this action was the 'Trail of Tears' which was the long treacherous road that killed tens of thousands of Native Americans.
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    The Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War started because of a dispute about national boundaries and lingering Mexican resentment towards Texan independence. The United States swiftly won the war by capturing Mexico's capital. This resulted in the surrender of 1/3 of Mexican land.
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    The Civil War

    The Civil War was the most costly American war because it involved Americans on both sides of the conflict. This conflict arose over multiple decades of division on the issue of slavery. The end of the war brought an end to slavery, but not racism.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was the result of shifting priorities in the North. At first, the Civil War was about crushing rebelling states and restoring the Union; however, Abraham Lincoln started to consider a grander ideal with the South's defeat. Slavery could be completely eradicated in the United States, freeing countless slaves, and removing division and compromise.