Annotate Timeline. Unit 4. Antebellum America.

  • Corrupt Bargain

    The significance is that it determined who became president. Since Henry clay was in the house of representatives, he basically helped john Quincy Adams win the presidency. Also in return John Quincy Adams made Henry clay the secretary of state (back then secretary of state was more powerful than the vice president and usually ended up being president).
  • Jackson elected as president

    The election of 1828 was significant as it heralded a profound change with the election of a man widely viewed as a champion of the common people. But that year's campaigning was also noteworthy for the intense personal attacks widely employed by the supporters of both candidates.
  • The Liberator

    It was the most influential antislavery periodical in the pre-Civil War period of U.S. history. Although The Liberator, published in Boston, could claim a paid circulation of only 3,000, it reached a much wider audience with its uncompromising advocacy of immediate emancipation for the millions of black Americans held in bondage throughout the South.
  • Bank War

    The Bank War is the name given to the controversy over the Second Bank of the United States and the attempts to destroy it by President Andrew Jackson. At that time, it was the only nationwide bank and, along with its president Nicholas Biddle, exerted tremendous influence over the nation's financial system. Jackson viewed the Second Bank of the United States as a monopoly since it was a private institution managed by a board of directors, and in 1832 he vetoed the renewal of its charter.
  • Black Hawk War

    The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict fought in 1832 between the United States and Native Americans headed by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of Sauks, Meskwakis, and Kickapoos known as the "British Band" crossed the Mississippi River into the U.S. state of Illinois in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but he was apparently hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on land that had been ceded to the United States in a disputed treaty
  • Compromise Tariff of 1833

    The Compromise Tariff of 1833 was delivered by Henry Clay in order to decrease gradually the tariff imposed on the manufactured goods coming from the north. This was the resolution to the Nullification Crisis. South Carolina had been refusing to collect the tariff, but Andrew Jackson was adamant about receiving it. In order to stop a secession from the union, a compromise was built and proposed, and then later passed. This temporarily suppressed the hostile feelings of the south.
  • Panic of 1837

    The Panic of 1837 undermined the state banking system established during President Andrew Jackson’s administration. The failure of large eastern and small rural banks to handle the panic began a movement toward hard money and a distrust of speculation. The resulting depression also wiped out much of the slowly growing labor movement.
  • Trail of Tears

    The Cherokee nations were forced to move from the southeast to the Indian Territory. They overwintered at makeshift camps 4 miles south of the Forest's southern boundary. Bitter cold and starvation claimed hundreds of lives. The cruel trek came to be known as the "Trail of Tears."
  • Potato Famine

    1845-1849.The idea behind the Pony Express—a horseback relay mail service. Oregon missionary Marcus Whitman proposed in 1843 using a relay of “fresh horses” to deliver mail from the Missouri to the Columbia in forty days. In 1845 it took President James K. Polk six months to get a message to California, which dramatically pointed up the need to improve communications in the expandi
  • Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls

    It was the first womens rights movement in the United States that set the stage for a furthering of women's social, political, and civil rights, and it shattered the Victorian model of what women and family should be.