Timeline U.S History Week 2

  • Missouri Compromise

    Regulated slavery in the country's western territories by prohibiting the practice in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30′ north, except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    It stated that further efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression, requiring U.S. intervention.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Major event in Texas's Revolution for Independence. 13 day battle on the Alamo.
  • Panic of 1837

    The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession that lasted until the mid-1840s. Profits, prices, and wages went down while unemployment went up. Pessimism abounded during the time.
  • Trail of Tears

    Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects.
  • Sutter's Fort

    was a fort and do not understand why it was built but gold was found there sometime after it was built.
  • Pre-Emption Act

    The Preemption Act of 1841 permitted "squatters" who were living on federal government owned land to purchase up to 160 acres (65 ha) at a very low price (not less than $1.25 per acre, or $3.09 per hectare) before the land was to be offered for sale to the general public.
  • Bear Flag Revolt

    The republic was short-lived because soon after the Bear Flag was raised, the U.S. military began occupying California, which went on to join the union in 1850. The Bear Flag became the official state flag in 1911.
  • US - Mexican War

    First U.S. armed conflict chiefly fought on foreign soil. It pitted a politically divided and militarily unprepared Mexico against the expansionist-minded administration of U.S. President James K. Polk, who believed the United States had a “manifest destiny” to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Required that all escaped slaves were, upon capture, to be returned to their masters and that officials and citizens of free states had to cooperate in this law.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Package of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress in September 1850, which defused a four-year political confrontation between slave and free states regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican–American War (1846–48).
  • Gadsden Purchase

    The Gadsden Purchase is a 29,670-square-mile region of present-day southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico that was purchased by the United States in a treaty
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bloody Kansas or the Border War was a series of violent political confrontations in the United States involving anti-slavery "Free-Staters" and pro-slavery "Border Ruffian", or "southern yankees" elements in Kansas
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott tried to sue for his freedom and was denied by the Supreme Court because he was black he could not be an American Citizen.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harpers Ferry is best known for John Brown's raid on the Armory in 1859 and its role in the American Civil War.
  • South Carolina

    Lincoln becoming president and his view on slavery
  • Mississippi

  • Florida

  • Alabama (seceded January 11, 1861)

  • Georgia (seceded January 19, 1861)

  • Louisiana (seceded January 26, 1861)

  • Texas

  • Virginia

  • Arkansas

  • North Carolina

  • Tennessee

  • Civil War

    Civil war in the United States fought from 1861 to 1865. The Union faced secessionists in eleven Southern states known as the Confederate States of America they did this due to their view on slavery. 1861-1865 would not let me do end dates
  • Gettysburg Address

    Speech by president Lincoln. Speech was dedication of Soldier's National Cemetery, a cemetery for Union soldiers killed at the Battle Of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free.
  • Gettysburg

    Battle in Gettysburg during the American Civil War most casualties in the entire war. Considered the turning point of the war North wins and stops Lee from trying to invade the North again.
  • 13th Amendment

    "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Abolishing slavery in America
  • 14th Amendment

    Citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. Gave slaves citizenship.
  • 15th Amendment

    African American men the right to vote. Giving all citizens the same rights.