APUSH Extra Credit

  • Invention of the Cotton Gin

    Invention of the Cotton Gin
    The invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney made cotton the principle cash crop, as well as increasing the need for more slaves.
  • Election of 1800

    Election of 1800
    Sometimes referred to as "The Revolution of 1800", this election was the first time the Democratic-Republic party ruled, ending the rule of the Federalist Party.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    An event in which New England Federalists met to discuss their grievances concerning the War of 1812 and many political problems.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    The Treaty of Ghent was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the US, restoring the relations between the two countries to status quo ante bellum.
  • Treaty of 1816

    Treaty of 1816
    Also known as the Treaty of St. Louis, the Treaty of 1816 was a series of treaties signed between various Native American tribes and the US.
  • The Era of Good Feelings

    The Era of Good Feelings
    Almost synonymous with James Monroe's presidency, the Era of Good Feelings is significantly ironic in that the political atmosphere was strained and divisive.
  • Treaty of 1818

    Treaty of 1818
    Signed between the US and the United Kingdom, the Treaty of 1818 resolved standing boundary issues and allowed for joint occupation and settlement of Oregon Country.
  • Panic of 1819

    Panic of 1819
    The Panic of 1819 announced the transition of the nation from colonial commercial status with Europe towards a more dynamic economy,a s it was the first major peacetime financial crisis in the US followed by a general collapse of the economy.
  • Florida Purchase Treaty (Adam-Onis Treaty)

    Florida Purchase Treaty (Adam-Onis Treaty)
    Also known as the Transcontinental Treaty, this treaty between the US and Spain gave Florida to the States, as well as set out a boundary between the United States and New Spain (now Mexico).
  • McCulloch vs. Maryland

    This case is significant because it strengthened the federal government in that it broadened the powers of Congress to include "implied powers" (also known as the elastic clause).
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    This compromise was passed between the anti-slavery and pro-slavery states involving the regulation of slavery in the western terretories. Within this compromise, Maine was admitted as a free state, and slavery was prohibited in the Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36'30'' (Missouri was the only exception).
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    This policy stated that any further efforts by European countries to colonize land in North or South America would be seen as acts of aggression, which required U.S. intervention. On the other hand, the US would also promise to keep away from existing European colonies.
  • Election of 1824

    Election of 1824
    In this election, John Quincy Adams was elected president after the Corrupt Bargain, where Henry Clay convinced the House of Representatives to elect Adams as the president over Jackson.
  • Election of 1828

    Election of 1828
    During the 11th election, Jackson was re-elected, and transition was made from the 1st Party System to the 2nd Party System.
  • Publication of “The South Carolina Exposition”

    Publication of “The South Carolina Exposition”
    This document was mainly a protest against the Tariff of 1828-it stated that if the tariff was not repealed, South Carolina would secede.
  • Jackson's veto of the Maysville Road

    Jackson's veto of the Maysville Road
    In 1830, President Jackson vetoed a bill which would have allowed the federal government to buy stock in the Maysville Company. Jackson vetoed this bill because he argued that the federal subsidies for internal improvements were unconstitutional.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    This act was signed into law by President Jackson, and it authorized him to remove the Native Americans to federal terretory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their homelands. Jackson is remembered for this mostly because of the brutality of the removal.
  • Tariff of 1832

    Tariff of 1832
    This tariff was a protectionist tariff passed as a way to remedy the conflict created by the tariff of 1828, however it was still deemed unsatisfactory by southerners. This caused the Nullification Crisis, which then lowered the tariff to 35%.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    South Carolina created the Ordinance of Nullification in November of 1832 because they found the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 to be unconstitutional (South Carolina didn't want to pay taxes on goods it didn't produce).
  • Election of 1832

    Election of 1832
    The 12th presidential election, the Election of 1832, was the election in which President Andrew Jackson was re-elected and national conventions were introduced.
  • Tariff of 1833

    Tariff of 1833
    This tariff was proposed as a resolution to the Nullification Crisis by John C. Calhoun and Henry Clay. It was adopted to gradually reduce the tariff rates afters the southerners vehemently disagreed with them.
  • Jackson killing the Bank of the US

    Jackson killing the Bank of the US
    Jackson killed the bank by refusing to deposit federal funds in the central bank because he felt that the bank was useless. He saw the bank as unconstitutional and holding too much power.
  • The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution
    Also known as the Texas War of Independence, the Texas Revolution was the conflict between Texas and the government of Mexico which resulted in the Republic of Texas after the final battle on April 21st, 1836.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    This battle was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution in that it was a battle of idealistic volunteers against the oppresive Mexican government.
  • Texas: An Independent Nation

    Texas: An Independent Nation
    The Republic of Texas-existing from March 2nd, 1836, to February 19th, 1846-was an independent sovereign nation in the US.
  • Election of 1836

    Election of 1836
    The 11th presidental election was the only election in which a major political party intentionally ran several candidates (the Whigs ran 4). This election was also the first (and only) time in which a Vice Presidential election was thrown into the Senate.
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    This panic was a financial crisis that started off a major depression which lasted until the mid-1840's. Unemployment went up, while on the other hand prices, profits, and wages went down. The bubble burst on the 10th of May, when all banks suspended specie payments.
  • Election of 1840

    Election of 1840
    The 14th presidental election, Van Buren was re-elected by the Democrats. Along with that, the election of 1840 was the first election to include the use of slogans, songs, and paraphernalia in campaigns (i.e.: "Tippecanoe and Tyler too").
  • William Henry Harrison dies in office

    William Henry Harrison dies in office
    William Henry Harrison got sick with the cold on March 26th. Believed to be from bad weather at his inauguration, no one thought much of the cold. However, three weeks later Harrison's illness arose-meaning much worse than originally thought. The cold worsened, later turning into pneumonia and pleurisy. Many treatments were attempted, but they only made the situation worse, and Harrison later died on the 4th of April.
  • Tariff of 1828

    Tariff of 1828
    Also known as the Tariff of Abominations, this tariff was designed to protect industry in the northern United States, due to the fact that low-priced imported goods were driving out business.