Expansionism

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In History
  • Industrial Revolution in US

    Industrial Revolution in US
    Samuel Slater memorized the plans of the cotton spinning machines.
    This turned the Northeast into a manufacturing region.
  • First factory in the US

    First factory in the US
  • Nationalism increased in the U.S. as the country expanded.

    Americans supported the idea of overseas expansion in the late 1800's because they wanted to expand trade to Latin America, to spread democracy, to politically influence the other countries, and expand so America has more territory
  • Louisiana Purchase

    President Jefferson wanted explorers to go beyond Louisiana.
  • Oregon Trail

    The Oregon Trail was a roughly 2,000-mile route from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon, which was used by hundreds of thousands of American pioneers in the mid-1800s to emigrate west.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    United States declared war against Great Britain in reaction to three issues: the British economic blockade of France, the induction of thousands of neutral American seamen into the British Royal Navy against their will, and the British support of hostile Indian tribes along the Great Lakes frontier.
  • 1814

    The war impeded the US from trading, so they started making their own manufactured goods.
  • Florida

    Purchased from Spain for $5 million in assumed claims under Adams-Onís Treaty.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Amerindians east of the Mississippi River would be moved to Indian Territory.
  • Texas became independent from Mexico

    Texas became independent from Mexico
  • The Trail of Tears

    After the Civil War the U.S. began expanding its control and influence beyond North America to other countries.
  • Texas: Annexation of independent republic

    Texas: Annexation of independent republic
  • Oregon Territory

    Oregon Territory
    The Oregon Treaty with Great Britain
  • 1848

    A group of workmen found gold in California.
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    Mexican - American war

    There was a battle for land where Mexico was fighting to keep what they thought was their property and the U.S. desired to retain the disputed land of Texas and obtain more of Mexico's northern lands.