The Era of Expansion and Civil War

By jmor
  • Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act was a law passesd by the Congress on the twenty eighth of May in 1830. This law authorized the president to negotiate with Indian tribes in the Southern United States for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in echange for their homelands.
  • Panic of 1837

    The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that toched off major recession.Profits, prices, and wages went down while unemployment went up.
  • Comproimse of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 was a package of fie separate bills passed in the United States in 1850.It defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the south and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories.
  • Lincoln elected president

    Abraham Lincoln was elected to be president in 1860, he became the sixteenth president of the United States and the first repulician to win the presidency. Lincoln was a Kentucky-born lawyer and former Whig representative to congress.
  • South Carolina Secedes

    The South Carolina legisture voted unanimously to secede from the Untited States, a secession convention. The votes were one hundred sixty nine to zero.
  • Fort Sumter Attacked

    On the ninth of Janurary in eighteen sixty one a ship arrived in Charleston with 200 U.S troops and supplies intended for Fort Sumter, thats when the first shot was tooken for the civil war.
  • Homested Act

    The Homestead Act was a law signed by Lincoln on the twenty of 1862. this law encouraged Western migration by providing settlers 160 acres of public land.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Gettysburg was the largest battle in the WesternHemisphere, it lasted three days, from July first to the third.Over 165,000 soldiers participated and in the end of the war they left 4,000 dead Confederates.
  • Lee Surrenders

    Commander Robert E. Lee, with the army of Northern Virginia surrendered his beleaguered confederate forces to Ulysses S. and the Union Army on the ninth of April of 1865.
  • Abraham Lincoln Assassination

    On the fifteenth of April in 1865 John Wilkes Booth fatally shot president Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Booth was a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer.