Era of Expansion and the Civil War

  • Louisiana Purchase

    The U.S. recieves a large amount of land to add as territory
  • Missouri Compromise

    It prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30' north except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri
  • Trail of Tears

    The forced removal of Native Americans from their homelands by Americans who want their land.
  • Mexican-American War

    A battle between Mexico and the U.S. for territory.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    A book that enraged Northerners to fight against slavery.
  • The Gadsden Purchase

    A purchase which added the southern part of Arizona and New Mexico.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford Supreme

    The War begins between the Union and Confederate nations.
  • The Civil War Begins

    The War begins between the Union and Confederate nations.
  • Surrender at Appomattox

    The battle where the Union Beat the South and the South surrended.
  • Lincoln is Assassinated

    Lincoln is shot by a Confederate conspirator in a theater.
  • The Civil War Ends

    Reconstruction begins and the Unions states begin to rejoin the Union.