Expansion & Reform 1800-1850

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  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    In 1803, President Jefferson and his political ally James Monroe successfully cut a land deal with France and purchased the Louisiana Territory for $15 million.Through the purchase the US acquired 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River.
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  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition

    The Lewis and Clark Expedition
    President Thomas Jefferson gave Meriwether Lewis a order to go and explore lands west of the Mississippi River, that was included in the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis appointed William Clark to assist him on the mission. The voyage lasted over two years, It was a 8,000 mile journey. Sacagawea and her husband were hired as interpreters. History.com Editors. (2009, November 9). Lewis and Clark Expedition. Retrieved April 15, 2020, from https://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/lewis-and-clark
  • Star-Spangled Banner Written

    Star-Spangled Banner Written
    Originally titled “The Defence of Fort McHenry.” but commonly referred to as “The Star-Spangled Banner." In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson announced that it be played at all official events. On March 3, 1931, it was adopted as the national anthem.
    Retrieved from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/key-pens-star-spangled-banner
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    Video https://youtu.be/GbXSZBnBOQ4
  • Tariff of 1816

    Tariff of 1816
    The british stashed some of their goods in warehouses, during the war of 1812. After the war a bunch of those goods were put the American Market with little no value. New England had manufacturing concerns, because they could not keep up with the cheap foreign imported goods. The Tariff of 1816 was protected laws for manufactured goods that were from overseas. Tariff of 1816: Protecting American Manufacturing. (n.d.). Retrieved February 15, 2020, from https://u-s-history.com/pages/h973.html
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The War of 1812 began when Great Britain attempted to block US trading routes and restrict US expansion. US troops and US navy defeated British troops and the Royal Navy. The ratification of the Treaty of Ghent was signed on February of 1815. The US celebrated the War of 1812 as a "second war of independence." Image retrieved from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-war-of-1812-102320130/
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    To establish power between slave & free states, Congress passed the Missouri Compromise. Missouri was admitted by the Union and declared a slave state and Maine a free-state. Furthermore, this law prohibited slavery from expanding in the Louisiana Territory. The restriction on slavery led to conflicts among the states and eventually resulting in the Civil War. Podcast retieved from (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-american-history-podcast/e/53686317)
  • The Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine stems from President James Monroes's seventh annual message to congress on December 2, 1823. Monroes thought it was important that European Powers respect and not interfere with what the Western Hemisphere was doing. It later was evoked in 1865, the U.S government gave diplomatic and Military resources of President of Mexico Benito Juarez. Monroe Doctrine (1823). (n.d.). Retrieved February 13, 2020, from https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=23
  • The Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act
    On May 28, 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed into law the Indian Removal Act. The act was passed to open up for settlement land still held by Indians in states east of the Mississippi River. podcast https://www.thisamericanlife.org/107/trail-of-tears image retrieved https://media.nationalgeographic.org/assets/photos/000/315/31534.jpg
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Nat Turner is one of the most influential figures in African American history. Nat Turner was a slave born on a plantation, his rebellion was very gruesome and bloody, but it spread all through the south. He surrendered in October, he surrendered peacefully. A Rebellion to Remember: The Legacy of Nat Turner. (n.d.). Retrieved February 14, 2020, from https://docsouth.unc.edu/highlights/turner.html VD https://www.pbs.org/video/african-americans-many-rivers-cross-classroom-nat-turner-rebellion/
  • American Anti-Slavery Society

    The American Anti-Slavery Society was founded in Phliadelphia by William Lloyd Garrison. The society consisted of abolitionists whom all shared a common principle: the emancipation of African American slaves. The society ended in 1839 because the group could not reach a consensus of how to advocate for African American slaves.
  • Whig Party Formed

    Whig Party Formed
    The whig Party was a political party that was formed against President Andrew Jackson. It was led by Henry Clay, they called themselves "Whigs" because they thought Andrew Jacksons style was of "King Andrew" a English Antimonarchist party. History.com Editors. (2009, November 6). Whig Party. Retrieved February 13, 2020, from https://www.history.com/topics/19th-century/whig-party
  • The Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears
    As part of President Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act, the Cherokee Nation were forced to give up their land east of the Mississippi River. During the fall and winter of 1838 and 1839, the Cherokees were forcibly moved west by the United States government. Approximately 4,000 Cherokees died on this forced march, which came to be known as the Trail of Tears. Image retrieved from https://www.nationaltota.com/history
  • World Anti Slavery Convention

    World Anti Slavery Convention
    A newspaper company called for a meeting, A New York abolitionist newspaper. It was to unite efforts of National Anti-slavery around the world. The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (BFASS) answered and wanted to help in the summer. Their common goal was to end slavery at the convention. The World Antislavery Convention of 1840. (n.d.). Retrieved February 13, 2020, from http://www.historiansagainstslavery.org/main/the-world-antislavery-convention-of-1840/
  • United States V. The Amistad

    Two Spanish plantation owners, Pedro Montes and Jose Ruiz, purchased 53 abducted Africans and put them aboard a slave schooner Amistad to ship them to a Caribbean plantation. On July 1, 1839, the Africans seized the ship, killed the captain and cook. Montes and Ruiz said they would sail the prisoners back to Africa but sailed to the US instead. There they were tried within Federal jurisdiction. The claims to the Africans as property were not legitimate because they were illegally held as slaves.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Manifest Destiny comes from a unique phrase from 1845, The United States was destined by "God, its advocates believed to expand it dominion and spread democracy and capitalism across North America.
    " History.com Editors. (2010, April 5). Manifest Destiny. Retrieved February 12, 2020, from https://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/manifest-destiny
  • The Donner-Reed Party

    A group of 32 men, women, and children set out on a journey to settle in California. They decided to travel on an alternate route to "the land of milk and honey", which would ultimately result in tragedy for group. The group became trapped near the Sierra, Nevada Pass due to snow. After running out of food rations the group turned to cannibalism to survive. podcast: https://www.npr.org/2017/06/27/534557072/what-would-you-do-author-wants-to-stop-sensationalizing-the-donner-party
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
    The war started out with 8,000 soldiers but soon over 60,000 soldiers volunteered. The American government was far more stable than the Mexican government. The war was ended by signing the the Treaty Of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. The United States gained Texas, New Mexico, and California territory. The Mexican government was awarded 15 million.
    The Mexican-American War. (n.d.). Retrieved February 14, 2020, from https://www.ushistory.org/us/29d.asp
  • The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush
    After a discovery of gold thousands of prospective gold miners to travel to San Francisco, California, and the surrounding area. By the end of 1849, the non-native population of the California territory was some 100,000. A total of $2 billion worth of precious metal was extracted from the area during the Gold Rush. video https://youtu.be/iydRkC0gMZI image retrievedhttps://www.npr.org/2017/06/27/534557072/what-would-you-do-author-wants-to-stop-sensationalizing-the-donner-party
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    The Treaty that ended the Mexican-American war. Mexico gave up 55 percent of its territory. Parts of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. (n.d.). Retrieved February 14, 2020, from https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/guadalupe-hidalgo
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    The first women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, NY. 68 women and 32 men attended and issued a Declaration of Sentiments. Their announcement, calling for a discussion of the “social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman." This movement eventually led to the Women's Suffrage Movement. video https://youtu.be/TcYhuG1y3bc
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  • African American Women's Rights Convention

    African American Women's Rights Convention
    A former slave "Sojourner Truth" gave her famous speech "Ain't I a Women." She gave it at the Women's convention in Akron, Ohio. African American Women and the Nineteenth Amendment (U.S. National Park Service). (n.d.). Retrieved February 14, 2020, from https://www.nps.gov/articles/african-american-women-and-the-nineteenth-amendment.htm
  • Transcontinental Treaty

    Transcontinental Treaty
    The Pacific Railroad Act in 1862, and teamed together the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad companies. They were tasked with building a railroad that would link the east from the west of the United States. I took them seven years to finally finish and meeting the middle at Promontory, Utah on May 10, 1969 .History.com Editors. (2010, April 20). Transcontinental Railroad. Retrieved April 15, 2020, from https://www.history.com/topics/inventions/transcontinental-railroad
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