History of The United States and Canada By gmay2011 Oct 31, 1750 ENGLAND CONTROLS ATLANTIC COAST England controls the land along much of the Atlantic Coast Oct 27, 1775 WAR OF INDEPENDENCE STARTS The colonies fought a war for independence against Great Britain Oct 27, 1787 THE UNITED STATES DRAFTED THE CONSTITUTION The United States leaders drafted the Constitution. Oct 31, 1803 LOUISIANA PURCHASE The United States agrees to the Louisiana Purchase. Oct 27, 1836 THE MEXICAN TERRITORY OF TEXAS BECOMES A REPUBLIC The Mexican Territory of Texas becomes an Independent Republic Oct 31, 1845 Texas joins the United States Texas joins the United States Oct 27, 1849 GOLD RUSH BEGINS IN CALI. Gold and Silver is found in California and travelers rush to the area Oct 31, 1850 INDUSTRIALIZATION TRANSFORMS US AND CANADA Industrialization transforms the United States and Canada. Oct 31, 1850 THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA EXPAND The United States and Canada expand into western North America Period: Oct 27, 1861 to Oct 27, 1865 THE CIVIL WAR BEGINS Because of disputes over slavery, economics, and politics, the Northern and Southern states fought in the American Civil War. Oct 27, 1867 PRIME MINISTER CREATES FOUR NEW CANADIAN COLONIES Prime minister John A. Mcdonald helps create four Canadian colonies- Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Oct 27, 1867 US BUYS ALASKA The United States purchases Alaska Oct 31, 1875 EUROPEAN MIGRATION REACHES THE US European migration begins in North American Oct 27, 1931 CANADA GAINS FULL INDEPENDENCE Canada gained full independence Oct 31, 2011 THE BRITISH GOVERMENT ANGERS AMERICANS BY IMPOSING TAXES The British government angers the American Colonists by imposing new taxes and limiting their freedom.