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Manifest Destiny Timeline

  • Virginia Colony is settled

    Virginia Colony is settled
    The first american colony was settled in 1607. This brings the start to the formation of the 13 original colonies, the first territoy of America. The Virginia Colony was settled by Captian Christopher Newport. He commanded 3 ships named the Susan Constant, Discovery, and Godspeed upon the settlement of Virginia. The voyage took five months.
  • Georgia Colony is established

    Georgia Colony is established
    Established by James Oglethorpe, the Georgia Colony settled on February 12, 1733. This colony was the last established and ended the founding of the 13 original colonies. The Georgia colonia was named after King George II. The Georgia Colony was originally settled by the Yamacraw Native Americans, but Oglethorpe arranged for them to move. This is celebrated today as Georgia Day.
  • Treaty of Paris is Signed

    Treaty of Paris is Signed
    The Treaty of Paris, signed September 3, 1783, officially ended the Revolutionary War. The negotiations began April, 1783 and involved the US representatives Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Henry Laurens, and John Adams. The treaty involved 10 key points and gave the US a generous amount of land. Britiain signed seperate agreements wwith other countries, but the treay of Paris only involved America. It was signed in Paris, France.
  • Louisiana Purchase is Signed

    Louisiana Purchase is Signed
    The Louisiana Purchase is the largest real estate purchase ever. It was purchased by Thomas Jefferson for $15,000,000. The Louisiana Purchase involves 15 current US states, and 2 Canadian Provinces. Because the purchase was thought to be unconstitutional, it brought domestic opposition. The purchase was made to remove French presence in the US.
  • Start of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Start of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Beginning shortly after the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition was the first US expedition to journey out west. The crew was made up of US Army volunteers under the command of Captian Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant Clark. The objective was to explore and map the country out west and to see if the Mississippi River connected to the Columbia River. Lewis and Clark also wanted to establish America in the west before Europeans could. The captain and his lieutenant were close friends
  • Start of the War of 1812

    Start of the War of 1812
    The war of 1812 was a 32 month dispute between the US and Britain with their Indian allies. No land was gained or lost from the war but it did solve some remaining problems the Revolutionary War left unresolved. The US started the war due to trade restrictions, a possible US interest in annexing Canada, the British inducting Americans into the Navy, and Brit discouragementof westward expansion. This is the first time the US declared war on a nation. The war ended in nothing but a stalemate.
  • Adams Onís Treaty is Signed.

    Adams Onís Treaty is Signed.
    The Florida Cession was the purchase of the territory Florida under the Adams-Onís Treaty. The treaty was between the US and Spain. The treaty also set a boundary between the US and New Spain (now Mexico). This treaty was signed during a weakening of Spanish power. The US paid about $5,000,000 for Florida.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act was signed by President Andrew Jackson. The Act let Jackson negotiate with Indians in the south. Jackson asked the Indians to remove themselves to west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their homeland. Jackson used an older law of political and military action to get the Indians to move. Many Indians died during the journey and it's known as the Trail of Tears.
  • Webster Ashburton Treaty

    Webster Ashburton Treaty
    The Webster Ashburton Treaty resolved the disputes between the US and Northern Britain territory. It resolved a dispute over Maine and Lake Superior. Signed by a US Secretary of State and British diplomat, a plaque was placed at the site where the signing occurred. The treaty is named after the last names of the people who signed it. It agreed to share use of the Great Lakes.
  • Texas Annexation

    Texas Annexation
    The US annexed Texas and admitted it as the 28th state. This left America with the inheritance of the Mexican - Texan border dispute. This dispute between Mexico and Texas quickly resulted in the Mexican American War. The Republic of Texas consisted of modern day Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, Utah, and Oklahoma. The annexation was originally brought up by the Republic of Texas.
  • Start of Mexican American War

    Start of Mexican American War
    The Mexican American war was an aremed dispute between the US and Mexico during the Texas Annexation. The war was due to how Mexico still wanted Texas as a part of their country, even after the Texas Revolution. The war lasted about a year and a half and Mexico set the Rio Grande as the new border to their country. The US was victorious and paid $15m for Alta California and New Mexico. The settlement was made in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • Oregon Country

    Oregon Country
    The Oregon Country was acquired during the Treaty of 1818 allowing joint occupation. The Oregon Country was originally inhabited by British and French Canadian Fur Traders. This territory was owned by the UK and the purchase of this territory was the last major real estate loss to Great Britian. The joint occupation issue was resolved by the Oregon Treaty of 1846. It was signed in DC.
  • Mexican Session

    Mexican Session
    The Mexican Cession is the name of the territory purchased at the end of the Mexican American War. The territory was bought from Mexico for $15m under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The territory consists of present day California, Nevada, Utah, most of Arizona, and half of New Mexico. The question of slavery in the territory plagued the US for 4 years. The Mexican Session did not provide a feasible railroad route, so the US looked into a territory that would and brought the Gadsen Purchase.
  • Gadsen Purchase

    Gadsen Purchase
    The Gadsen Purchase was a deal made by America and Mexico at the time. It consisted of Southern Arizona a dn South Western New Mexico. The US bought the land for the purpose of making a railroad across the south. The US purchased the territory for $10,000,000 from Mexico, and it settled some border problems the Mexican American war had started. The railroad was never built because of a slavery dispute right before the Civil War.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    The Civil War was a dispute between the northern and southern US states. The wat was about slavery and if it was right or wrong. The south obviously argued that it was right and a necessity because the agricultiral economy in the south relied heavily on slaves. The Northerners didn't think it was right to own another human being and faught for equal rights between all men. The civil war ended with victory in the North.