APUSH Period 5

  • Mexican-American War

    A war between the U.S. and Mexico spanned the period from spring 1846 to fall 1847. The war was initiated by the United States and resulted in Mexico's defeat and the loss of approximately half of its national territory in the north.
  • Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    officially entitled the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, is the peace treaty signed on February 2, 1848, in the Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • California Gold Rush

    Began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California.[1] The news of gold brought—mostly by sailing ships and covered wagons—some 300,000 gold-seekers (called "forty-niners", as in "1849") to California. WHICH HELPED CALIFORNIA BECOME A STATE.
  • Compromise of 1850

    It was introduced by Henry Clay as resolutions so California can come in as a FREE state. As part of the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act was amended and the slave trade in Washington, D.C., was abolished.
  • Publication of UNCLE TOM's CABIN

    A pretty significant anti-slavery novel that brought many people to go up against slavery.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36°30´.
  • John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry

    John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry was an effort by white abolitionist John Brown to initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia.
  • Election of 1860

    Abraham Lincoln win election. Causes secession of southern states. First state to secede SOUTH CAROLINA. Southern states thought he was an abolitionist.
  • Fort Sumter

    The South's decesion for war. Where the CIVIL WAR began.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    Abraham Lincoln issues the proclamation, declaring "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • The Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedmen's Bureau, was established in 1865 by Congress to help former black slaves and poor whites in the South in the aftermath of the U.S. Civil War (1861-65).
  • Fall of Richmond

    The end of the war
  • Lee's surrender at Appomattox

  • Black Codes

    Black Codes were laws passed by Southern states in 1865 and 1866, after the Civil War. These laws had the intent and the effect of restricting African Americans' freedom, and of compelling them to work in a labor economy based on low wages or debt.
  • Reconstruction Acts of 1867

    Places the South under military occupation
  • Election Of 1876

    The United States presidential election of 1876 was one of the most disputed presidential elections in American history. Samuel J. Tilden of New York outpolled Ohio's Rutherford B. Hayes in the popular vote, and had 184 electoral votes to Hayes' 165, with 20 votes uncounted.
  • Compromise of 1877

    The Compromise of 1877 was a purported informal, unwritten deal that settled the intensely disputed 1876 U.S. presidential election, pulled federal troops out of state politics in the South, and ended the RECONSTRUCTION ERA.
  • Inaugaration of Rutherford B. Hayes

    The inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes as the 19th President of the United States took place on March 5, 1877. The inauguration marked the commencement of the four-year term of Rutherford B. Hayes as President and William A. Wheeler as Vice President.[1]