A New Nation

  • The Big Duel

    The Big Duel
    The vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr, fatally wounded Alexander Hamilton in a duel at Weehawken, New Jersey.
  • US Population-1800

    US Population-1800
    The population of the 1800 census counted 5.3 million people in the U.S. due to settlement and immigration. During this time, there was a total of 16 states.
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    First Barbary War

    The First Barbary War was a war fought between the U.S and the Barbary States, Tripoli and Algiers. The Barbary State pirates ruled the Mediterranean with an iron fist. When the first American merchant ship was captured, Spain managed to bargain with the states to free the sailors
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    President Jefferson asked Congress for $2,500, to send Lewis on an expedition to explore new plants, animals, new ways for trading, physical features of the land, and climate that would be good use for other people and their economy. Lewis chose Clark for his partner and 38 other men to join him for this expedition.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The U.S government purchased 15 states, from the French, because the land had rich soil and enough space for people to own more farms and homes. The U.S. bought the land for 15 million dollars. Everyone always wanted more stuff for themselves. The U.S. government in the 1800s was to always control land. We bought New Orleans and the surrounding area. After it was bought, the economy was changed because we had almost become a full nation since we had bought the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    The United States set an Embargo to all foreign trade. When Britain and France were fighting, the Embargo idea was to block American trade. The idea wasn’t popular enough and it backfired. This hurt the American economy by resulting in widespread smuggling.
  • John Jacob

    John Jacob
    John Jacob Asher funded the Pacific Fur company. In 1810, this company established a trading post in Astoria.
  • Harrison Land Act

    Harrison Land Act
    Americans wanted more land so they started to search for more. They found the land was already claimed by the Native Americans, but the Americans over took it as theirs and pushed them out.
  • Macon's Bill No. 2

    Macon's Bill No. 2
    The Macon’s Bill No. 2 was suggested from Nathaniel Macon. It was passed as a law into the United States after the failed Embargo Act of 1807. This law would allow the United States to have trade again with Great Britain and France. When Great Britain and France were at war with each other, this law was supposed to have them stop seizing American boats. This reopened and continued trade to the American economy.
  • 1810 Census

    1810 Census
    When the 1810 census was comenced, they counted 7.2 million people in the U.S due to expansion, migration, and settlement. The population has increased 36% from the previous census which counted 5.3 million people in the US. West of the Appalacian Mountains, the population was 1 million due to the Great Migration.
  • 17 States

    17 States
    Due to the expansion, settlement, and migration in the U.S, we increased to 17 states which included Columbia, Georgia, New Jersey, Tennessee, Indiana Territory, Michigan Territory, Mississippi Territory and Louisiana Territory (Missouri) and Ohio. Since the population was expanding it meant, more land, more people which led to the population to increase.
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson, an American General, led the United State's military forces into Louisiana to defeat the British in the Battle of New Orleans. Jacksons leadership resulted in an outstanding American victory.
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    War of 1812

    American had rocked the world by declaring war on the British Empire, the strongest country in the world at that time. There were three reasons that the U.S. had declared war. The British were attacking American merchant ships as a way to halt supplies from reaching France, a country which they were at war with. They kidnapped American sailors and forced them to join the British Navy. Third, the British were in favor of the Native Indians, who were trying to stop American expansion.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    This was the final battle of the War of 1812. American forces, led by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated a British movement to take over New Orleans, which he was also involved in a plot to seize land the U.S had bought from the Louisiana Purchase. This battle was fought after the peace Treaty of Ghent, before either side could hear of it.
  • The Great Migration to the Mississippi Territory

    The Great Migration to the Mississippi Territory
    The Americans were pushing towards the west side of the Appalachian Mt. They left their families and good planting ground, There were two states on the west side of the Appalachian Mt. After the migration moved to the west, there were eight states.
    With the big population increase, the Native Americans left because of the weather conditions and the wonderful planting ground.
  • Land Act 1820

    Land Act 1820
    The Land Act of 1800 caused the western economy of America to become angry with the U.S. governent. They demanded for more cheaper land because of their farming and agricultural systems. The U.S. created a law called the Land Act in the period of 1820, this allowed 1-acre of land to cost $1.25 instead of $2.00 in the Land Act of 1800.
  • 1820 Census

    1820 Census
    The population of America had increased 33% which was 9.6 million people in the U.S. By the time this census happened, Maine became the 23rd state.
  • William Becknel

    William Becknel
    The first legal international trade on the Santa Fe Trail began after William Becknell, a Missouri Trader, met with Governor Melgares one day earlier. The huge profit was earned and convinced Becknell that he should return over the trail route the following year.
  • Mexican Settlement

    Mexican Settlement
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was supposed to preserve Mexican land rights. Since Mexico got their independance from Spain in 1821, their land rights were based off of Spain land rights. They had these rights because they immigrated to America.
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    Aegean Sea Anti-piracy Operations of the U.S

    This operation began in 1825 when the U.S. government sent a squadron of ships to supress Aegean Greek pirates. The Aegan Sea quickly became a haven for the Greek pirates. Ships there were attacked so the Mediterranean squad helped out. It was declared a success in 1828.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    The first canal project of the 1820's. The 363-mile Erie Canal was completed in 1825, connecting Buffalo, New York, Great Lakes, Albany, and the Hudson River. The Canal made cost effective shipping possible via waterways from New York City to the west way of the Great Lakes. The North and Northwest were soon crisscrossed by an extensive canal system which greatly improved domestic transportation and trade.
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    Arikara War

    This war took place between the United States and the Arikara native indians, near the Missouri River (present day South Dakota). The Arikara had, before the war, attacked a trapping group by the river. The U.S. responded by sending troops. This conflict would affect future encounters with other tribes.
  • Expansion

    Americans pushed to the west towards the Applachian Mt. for more land. It was starting to get crowded in the land they already owned, and they wanted to take land from their rivals.
    Andrew Jackson was elected president and he also wanted to help reduce Easterners that had a lot of power and money.
    He wanted to help the common man and improve the women rights in education and abolish slavery
  • Migration

    The Europeans and Germans came to the United States because of the cheap and fertile land in the 1820's. Many people started to come by the 1830's and there was 599,000 people, four times as much as in 1820's. All the people that came to the United States left all of their lands and their families.
  • 1830 Census

    1830 Census
    The census was now extended to happen every year (12 months). This years' census had an 33.5% increase in population which turned out to be about 12.9 million people living in the United states.
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    Irish Immigration

    In the 1830's to 1840's, there was a big migration of the Irish. The cause of the migration was due to the potato blight. The potato blight was a disease to the potato which caused it to turn to mush and rot. Since this was thier only food source, they had no choice but to migrate to the U.S.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    Nat Turner Rebellion takes place in Virgina, Nat Turner, a 30 year old slave, mudered his master, Joseph Travis, and his master's family on August 21. Calming divine inspiration, he led a group of 70 slaves in a violent rebellion that killed 60 whites in two days. Turner briefly escacped and then got caught later in November.
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    Black Hawk War

    Fought between the U.S. and Native Americans lead by Black Hawk. The war started after Black Hawk and the "British Band" crossed the Mississippi River, into Illnois. Black Hawk had planned to resettle on land given to the United States in the treaty of 1804. It ended with an American victory.
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    Second Seminole War

    Also known as the Florida War, was a fight between the U.S. and the Native American tribe named the Seminoles. The battle was fought because run-away slaves from the U.S. would go to the Seminoles and they would harbor them. The Seminoles were forced out of their home by the U.S. for slaves and land.
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    The second depression was given the name, the Panic of 1837. The failures of wheat-crops, dropped cotton prices, economic problems in Great Britain, and increases of sold land had continued throughout the American economy for a total of 6 years. This resulted to banks shutting down; food prices lowered, and farmers and planters getting a low price for their crops.
  • 1840 Census

    1840 Census
    This census was now extended to every 18 months.The population of this year's census had a 32.7% increase, making the total population of 17 million people.
  • Teasurly Act Is Signed

    Teasurly Act Is Signed
    On Independence Day, the Treasury Act is signed into law by President Martin Van Buren. It made the federal government exclusivly responsible for managing its own funds.
  • Manifest Destiny/ Westward Expansion

    Manifest Destiny/ Westward Expansion
    More citizens kept moving toward the West of the United States because there was more land and states established in our new country. The west part of the U.S. population grew; they would walk the famous trails such as the Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, and the Santa Fe Trail. While citizens would pass by through these trails, this would help the American economy because then citizens could own a place to live and start their own economy or make a new trail.
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    Mexican- American War

    Was a dispute between the U.S. and Mexico. Mexico had warned the U.S. that by letting Texas join them, it would lead to war. France and Great Britain tried to tell Mexico that Texas was an independant country, Mexico did not listen. Then when Texas joined war broke out.
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    California Gold Rush

    When gold was discovered in 1848 in California, the word had got around and so about 300,000 people from all around America had settled to California to mine for some gold.
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    From the early to mid 1830s and particularly through the epic years of 1846–1869, the Oregon Trail and its many offshoots were used by about 400,000 settlers, ranchers, farmers, miners, and businessmen and their families. Use of the trail declined as the First Transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, making the trip west substantially faster, cheaper, and safer. People left their houses because it was fast, a cheaper way to get there, and with less travel days.