American History 1800-1875

  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase provided a large amount of land to the United States. It was purchased from France due to the Haitian Revolution ending their plans of American expansion.
  • The Atlantic slave trade is outlawed

    The Atlantic slave trade was outlawed due to Britain outlawing it first, the Haitian Revolution causing concern over having a large influx of slaves into America, and the dispersion and possibly even a disappearance of slavery due to the expansion of territory from the Louisiana purchase.
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    The War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was between Britain and America. It was caused by a mixture of American desire to remain a neutral trading nation in the Anglo-French wars and issues such as impressments and seizure of American ships.
  • The Treaty of Ghent

    The Treaty of Ghent was the treaty that ended the War of 1812.
  • Rufus King, the last Federalist to run for president, loses to James Monroe

  • The birth of Frederick Douglas

    Frederick Douglas was a famous African American abolitionist. Formerly a slave himself, he escaped and published his biography, propelling him into a prominent position concerning abolition.
  • Michigan is admitted to the Union

    The admission of Michigan into the United States was a source of division due to its denial of citizenship to African Americans.
  • American Temperance Society is formed

    The America Temperance Society was centered around helping Americans to give up alcoholism. They were a major part of the benevolent empire.
  • The Indian Removal Act of 1830

    This act was passed with the intention of making more land for the colonists by pushing Native Americans out Westward. It caused an uproar among Native Americans and the benevolent empire.
  • Massachusetts disestablishes

    Massachusetts, the last state with a state sponsored religion, ends support for the Congregational Church.
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    The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution was a revolt staged by Americans that had moved into Mexican territory. This revolution was caused largely by the blatant ignoring of the Constitution of 1824 by Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna, a dictator who rose to power around 1834. This violation caused the settlers in Texas to desire independence, spiraling into a war.
  • The General Anti-Slavery Convention is held

    This convention in England had more than 500 abolitionists attending coming together to discuss slavery.
  • Texas is admitted into the Union

    Texas is admitted into the Union amid heated debate over the status of slavery in the nation.
  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo concluded the Mexican War.
  • The Election of Lincoln

    The Election of Lincoln is one of the most divisive elections in history. Subsequently after it, the South began to break away from the nation.
  • South Carolina convention

    this convention was held to decide whether or not to secede from the Union. The vote was unanimously in favor.
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    The American Civil War

    The Civil War was a result of disagreement between Southern and Northern halves of the US over multiple issues, primarily slavery.
  • The Battle of Hampton Roads

    The Battle of Hampton roads is notable due to it being the first appearance of ironclad ships in war.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in areas under Confederate control. It was an important step in eliminating the institution of slavery.
  • The Battle of Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam was the first major battle of the Civil War, and remains the bloodiest day in US history with over 20,000 soldier killed, wounded, or missing.