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Nationalism and Sectionalism

  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    The territory formally owned by France which was sold to the United States for 15 million dollars in 1803 during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. This purchase more than double the size of the United States.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    The Lewis and Clark Expedition was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, departing in May, 1804 from St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The War of 1812 was a 32-month military conflict between the United States on one side, and on the other Great Britain, its colonies and its Indian allies in North America. The outcome resolved many issues which remained from the American War of Independence, but involved no boundary changes. The United States declared war in 1812 for several reasons, including trade restrictions brought about by Britain's continuing war with France.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    In 1825, the canal links the waters of Lake Erie in the west to the Hudson River in the east. On October 25, 1825, the entire length of the Erie Canal was complete.
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    The Oregon Trail is a 2000 mile east-west large wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon. The eastern part of the Oregon Trail spanned part of the future state of Kansas and nearly all of what are now the states of Nebraska and Wyoming. The western half of the trail spanned most of the future states of Idaho and Oregon.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Grants President Jackson to remove Native Americans living east of the Mississippi River.
  • Texas Declares Independence from Mexico

    Texas Declares Independence from Mexico
    Followed by the Texan-Mexican War.
  • Treaty of New Echota

    Treaty of New Echota
    Removes all Natives from Florida and leads them on the Trail of Tears.
  • The Donner Party

    The Donner Party
    The Donner Pary became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and had to resort to cannibalism.
  • Mormons Move West

    Mormons Move West
    Lead by Brigham Young, Mormoms settle the Great Salt Lake, eventually founding Salt Lake City.
  • United States Pays for More Land

    United States Pays for More Land
    The USA pays Mexico $15 million dollars for the areas of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and parts of Colorado.
  • California Becomes a State

    California Becomes a State
    California is now officially part of the United States.
  • Gold Discovery in California

    Gold Discovery in California
    Followed by more than 80,000 people moving to California in search of gold.
  • First Productive Oil Well

    First Productive Oil Well
    First oil well is drilled in Pennsylvania by Edwin Drake.
  • First Transcontinental Telegraph

    First Transcontinental Telegraph
    Faster and more reliable communication across great distances.