Technology Project #3: 1800-1876

By bsims
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The US purchased the Louisiana territory from France in 1803. This territory gave the US about 828,000 square miles of land.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    The Lewis and Clark Expedition was assigned by President Thomas Jefferson. The purpose was to cross the newly acquired western territory from the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Burr-Hamilton Duel

    Burr-Hamilton Duel
    The duel was fought at Weehawken, New Jersey. The duel was a result of rivalry that developed between the two politicians. Burr shot Hamilton in the head, while Hamilton shot into the air.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    The Battle of Tippecanoe was a battle between American forces led by William Henry Harrison and Native Americans led by Shawnee leader Tecumseh. The Native Americans opposed the new settlements happening in their area, and the Americans wanted to force their way west.
  • War of 1812 Begins

    War of 1812 Begins
    The War of 1812 was fought between the US and Great Britain. The US declared war on Great Britain after several interferences with American trade and ships.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    The Treaty of Ghent was signed in Ghent, Belgium. This treaty officially ended the War of 1812. Its terms included Britain returning the conquered land and making plans to settle the border between the US and Canada.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise created a balance between free and slave states by admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. Slave states were also limited to being South of Missouri.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine said that any European intervention in American politics was a potential threat to the US.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Signed by President Andrew Jackson, this law authorized the President to make the Native Americans give up their land and be moved to the west.
  • Republic of Texas Formed

    Republic of Texas Formed
    The Republic of Texas existed for about 10 years. Following the Texas Revolution, Texas acted as its own country, or rebuplic, until it was annexed to the US.