Growing Division and the Manifest Destiny

  • States replace prisons with rehabilitation centers

  • The American Colonization Society begins

  • US and Britian agree to occupy the Oreon land jointly

  • Missouri applies for statehood

    This creates a problem: should slavery expand westward?
  • Maine applies for statehood

  • The Missouri Compromise is approved by the House of Representatives

  • Mormonism begins

  • Missouri is the 24th state

  • Election of 1824

    John Quincy Adams wins. His supporters call themselves "National Republicans", while Andrew Jacksons suporters were now called "Democrats"
  • The Election of 1828

    Andrew Jackson wins, with his support coming from mainly the West and the South.
  • The Tariff of Abomination (Nullification Crisis)

    a new tariff which S. Carolinans opposed to, and threatened to secede from the Union.
  • Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act

  • Mexico stops letting in immigrants and settlers

  • Nat Turners Rebellion

  • American Temperance Union

  • Battle of San Jancito

    America wins!
  • The citizens of Texas voted in favor of joining the U.S

  • H.o.R passes bill that all abolitionist petitions be shelved without debate

  • Panic of 1837

  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary opens

  • Trail of Tears

    4,000 died in total
  • General William Henry Harrison becomes the 9th president

  • The Oregon land becomes more populated by Americans

  • General William Harrison dies, and John Tyler takes his place

  • Webster Ashburton Treaty

  • Presidential Election of 1844

    James K. Polk wins!
  • Congress passes a joint resolution to add on Texas

  • Polk sends John Slidell as an envoy to Mexico City to try to purchase California and resolve other differences

  • Texas becomes a state

  • Polk orders General Zachary Taylor to lead troops across the Nueces River into territory claimed by both the U.S and Mexico.

  • Mexican force attacks Taylor's men. Four days later, the Senate and H.o.R both voted in favor of the war.

  • Britain and the U.S agree to divide Oregon on the 49th parallel

  • settlers declared California independent and renamed the region the Bear Flag Republic.

  • American naval forces arrived to occupy the ports of San Francisco and San Diego and to claim the republic for the U.S.

  • Rep. David Wilmot (Democrat from Pennsylvania) proposed that any territory the U.S got from Mexico would be free from slavery and involuntary servitude .

  • Scotts forces captured Mexico's capital after 6 months, in September

  • Seneca Falls Convention

  • Mexico's leaders signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

    Mexico gave the U.S more than 500,000 square miles of territory- which is what California, Nevada, Utah and some parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. Mexico accepted the Rio Grande as the southern border of Texas. In return, the U.S payed Mexico $15 million and took their debt of $3.25 million ($18.25 million in total)
    With Oregon and the former Mexican territories under the American Flag, the dream of Manifest Destiny had been realized.
  • The California Gold Rush

  • Caifornia applies as a free state into the Union

  • Fugitive Slave Act

  • Maine passes first prohibition law on alchol

  • Treaty of Fort Laramie

  • Other states pass prohibition laws on alchol