Western expansion

  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Thomas Jefferson purchased the 828,000 mile land west of the mississippi from the French.
  • Begining of the war of 1812

    Begining of the war of 1812
    The document that started the war against Britain was signed.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Congress passed a bill granting Missouri statehood as a slave state under the condition that slavery was to be forever prohibited in the rest of the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Santa Fe trail

    Santa Fe trail
    The Santa Fe Trail was used in the 19th century through central North America that connected Franklin, Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    Congress declered war on Mexico over the contrevresial topic of who owns Texas.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    On this day the Califorinian Gold Rush began to sweep over the nation causing people to head west.