U.S. History 1800-1876

  • Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana territory was purchased from France for 15 million dollars, allowing for more westward expansion.
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    War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was fought between the U.S. and Britain over the violation of U.S. maritime rights, among other reasons.
  • Missouri Compromise

    This agreement divided the North and South by the 36°30′ parallel, and prohibited slavery in new states north of the line.
  • American Temperance Society founded

    The American Temperance Society aimed to promote the abstinence and eventually prohibition of alcohol.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Andrew Jackson signed this act which removed Native Americans to land west of the Mississippi in exchange for their current lands.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected

    Abraham Lincoln was elected president, ultimately leading to the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation.
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    Civil War

    This war was fought between the Union and the Confederate States of America when the Southern States seceded from the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation, which declared all slaves to be free, was issued in 1862.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    This was a decisive battle of the Civil War in which the Union halted General Lee's invasion of the North.