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Westward Expansion

  • Northwest Ordinace

    Northwest Ordinace
    An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States North West of the River Ohio. The Northwest Ordinance established a government for the Northwest Territory
  • US Constitution Ratified

    US Constitution Ratified
    The US Constitution was ratifed and put into use, It gave us freedom from the British and declared the 13 original colonies.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Napoleon has agreed to sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States for $15 million. It doubled the size of the United States at the time.
  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition

    The Lewis and Clark Expedition
    This occured from 1803 all the until 1806. Together Lewis and Clark proceed up the Mississippi to Wood River, Illinois. Sacagawea helped Lewis and Clark on their long journey.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise brings Maine and Missouri into the newly formed union. It also brings slavery into the American west.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act, was passed with strong support from President Andrew Jackson. It forced all of the Indiana to move west of the Mississippi River.
  • Book of Mormon

    Book of Mormon
    Joseph Smith published the Book of Mormon. He also establishes the Chrurch of Jesus Christ.
  • Texas War for Independence

    Texas War for Independence
    The was lasted from 1835-1836. It was between the Mexican government and the rebellious territory of Texas. "Declaration of the People of Texas," proclaimed their independence of Santa Anna's government.
  • Oragan Trail

    Oragan Trail
    The Oregon Trail served as a natural corridor as the United States moved from the eastern half of the continent toward the west coast. The Great Migration, a party of one thousand pioneers, headed west from Independence, Missouri, on the Oregon Trail. There were many challenges they had to face on the way, it was not an easy journy.
  • Texas Annexation

    Texas Annexation
    President John Tyler signs a congressional joint resolution to annex Texas and make it part of the union. In response, Mexico severs diplomatic relations with the United States. When Texas accepts annexation, newly-elected President James K. Polk sends a force under General Zachary Taylor to the Mexican border.
  • California and Mexican War

    California and Mexican War
    It was a war that lasted from 1846-1848. 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.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    It occured in California. James Marshall discovered gold on the American River at Coloma while building a lumber mill. A brief report of the discovery appears in a San Francisco newspaper in mid-March, where it goes mostly unnoticed.Sam Brannan arrives in San Francisco with a bottle of gold dust. Walking through the streets with the gold dust in his hand, he shouts, "Gold! Gold from the American River. This calls a lot of attention.
  • Mexican Cession

    Mexican Cession
    It was when California entered the Union. President James K. Polk had promised to fulfill the "Manifest Destiny" before he left office, even if it meant going to war. In exchange for $15 million, the Mexican government under Santa Anna gave away 1/2 of their land.
  • Gasden Purchase

    Gasden Purchase
    The United States agreed to pay Mexico $10 million for a 29,670 square mile portion of Mexico that later became part of Arizona and New Mexico.
  • Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln become President. He was the 16th President. . Lincoln received only 40 percent of the popular vote. By the time of Lincoln's inauguration on March 4, 1861, seven states had seceded. He had promised to get rid of slavery, which he accomplished.
  • Wyoming

    Wyoming becomes the first state to officially allow women to vote. The territory had over 6,000 adult males and only 1,000 females, and area men hoped women would be more likely to settle in the rugged and isolated country if they were granted the right to vote.