By sj19623
  • Independence

    America beat Great Britian and became a free country
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Thomas Jefferson bought this land from France
  • Missouri Compromise

    Prohibited slavery in the north part of the Louisiana Purchase except for Missouri.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner and a bunch of other slaves killed a bunch of white slave owners as an act of rebellion.
  • Texas Indpendence

    Mexico adopted a different form of government that Texas didn't like so they decided to secede and this caused a war between Texas and Mexico but Texas won and they still fought a bit until the end of the Mex-Amer war when Texas joined America.
  • Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

    This ended the Mexican vs. American war. We also got California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Kansas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
  • Compromise of 1850

    As a result of this the Fugitive Slave Act was more strictly enforced but slavery was illegal in the southwest and slave trade was banned in Washington D.C.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott's owner took him to Illinois, which prohibited slavery, and he got married to another slave. They had a child who was born in a free state which technically made her a free person. They returned to Louisiana with their owners but didn't sue. When he tried to purchase his freedom, his owner refused so he sued. Howerver, the court ruled that since he was property he could not sue so he and his family remained slaves.