Nationalism and Sectionalism

  • louisiana purchase

    louisiana purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was a land deal between the United States and France, in which the U.S. acquired approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million dollars. It near doubled the size of the United States.
  • Adjusting the amendments

    Adjusting the amendments
    Twelfth Amendment is ratified, providing for separate
    election of president and vice president. With this amendment we dont have to vote for seprate presidents and vice presidents.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    WAR OF 1812 begins as U.S. declares war on Great Britain over issues of borders, trade, freedom of the seas, and the rights of neutrals. Indians under Tecumseh fight on British side.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    MISSOURI COMPROMISE is passed by Congress. Maine is admitted as a free state (23rd) and Missouri as a slave state (24th). Slavery is banned in Louisiana Territory. Many people agreed with this because most people didnt like slavery.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    MONROE DOCTRINE announced: U.S. warns Europe not to interfere in Western Hemisphere affairs and proclaims intention to remain uninvolved in European wars. This was put in place because other countries were robbing our ships coming from Europe with goods.
  • Indian removal bill

    Indian removal bill
    INDIAN REMOVAL BILL is passed by Congress to forcibly resettle
    southeastern Indian tribes to territory west of the Mississippi River. This was put in place to get rid of the indians so that we could take their land.
  • Nat turner's rebellion

    Nat turner's rebellion
    NAT TURNER’S REBELLION: about 60 white people killed. Nat Turner’s Rebellion occurred on August 22, 1831. Turner’s Revolt took place in Southampton County, Virginia. Turner is executed. He was executed because his owner didnt want to let him put ideas in his other slaves heads.
  • Texas Revolution

    Texas Revolution
    TEXAS REVOLUTION begins when Mexico rejects Texans’ petition for statehood. Seminole Indians in Florida begin seven-year war to resist forced removal to the West. Mexico doesnt want to let Texas take a good portion of their land.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    “TRAIL OF TEARS”: Cherokees are forcibly removed from Georgia to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. This was a bad time because lots of indians died moving out of their home lands. It was also bad because the indians didnt do anything and they lost all of their land with out a choice.
  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail
    First wagon train reaches Oregon Territory via the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail is a 2,000-mile historic 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.
  • Huge Immigration to US

    Huge Immigration to US
    Irish potato famine begins; 1.5 million Irish emigrate to U.S. in the next decade. This caused our population to grow alot.
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    MEXICAN WAR begins; Congress declares war after Mexican troops attack U.S. troops in disputed territory north of the Rio Grande. This happened because we tried to take some of Mexicos land they didnt like it at all.
  • compromise of 1850

    compromise of 1850
    COMPROMISE OF 1850 allows residents of New Mexico and Utah territories to permit or ban slavery, admits California as a free state (31st), ends the slave trade (but not slavery) in the District of Columbia, and enacts a stricter fugitive slave law requiring citizens in free states to turn in runaway slaves.
  • Kansas-Nebraska act

    Kansas-Nebraska act
    KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT passed by Congress, repealing the Missouri Compromise and allowing Kansas and Nebraska settlers to decide status of slavery in the territories.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    DRED SCOTT DECISION: Supreme Court holds that Congress has no power to regulate slavery in the territories, that African Americans are not citizens, and that residence in free territory does not confer freedom on enslaved persons.