Industrial Revolution

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  • 1851 BCE

    "To Aspiring Young Men"

    "To Aspiring Young Men"
    In 1851, a New York newspaper editor named Horace Greeley published an article titled "To Aspiring Young Men" which became the talk across the nation. "Go West, Young man'" inspired thousand of citizens to pack up their belongings and head west.
  • 1848 BCE

    Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
    In 1848, Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. The treaty gave the United States all of California and New Mexico.
  • 1848 BCE

    "Gold Rush"

    "Gold Rush"
    The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked what was called the "Gold Rush." Prior to 1848, roughly 1000 non-native people lived in the California territory, after the Gold Rush over 100,000 people had settled in this region.
  • 1847 BCE

    The Battle of Buena Vista

    The Battle of Buena Vista
    February 1847, Taylor engaged in battle against the Mexican general, Santa Anna, at the Battle of Buena Vista.
  • 1846 BCE

    Bear Flag Republic

    Bear Flag Republic
    The Americans declared northern California an independent republic like Texas on June 14, 1846. They called their new nation the Bear Flag republic.
  • 1846 BCE

    Sewing Machine

    Sewing Machine
    Elias Howe invented the Sewing Machine
  • 1845 BCE

    Texas: American or Britian?

    Texas: American or Britian?
    The United states didn't want Texas to be an ally of Britain. It would not serve American if Britain was controlling America's western border. In 1845, Congress passed a joint resolution admitting Texas into the Union.
  • 1845 BCE

    President James K. Polk

    President James K. Polk
    In March 1845, President James K Polk took office. He offered to pay Mexico $30 million for Alta California and Santa Fe de Nuevo Mexico.
  • 1844 BCE

    Treaty of Annexation

    Treaty of Annexation
    In 1844, Sam Houston, the president of Texas, signed a treaty of annexation with the United States.
  • 1840 BCE

    1840-1860

    1840-1860
    Between 1840 and 1860, more than 50,000 people reached Oregon. Their wagon wheels cut so deeply into the plains that the ruts can still be seen today.
  • 1840 BCE

    Land For Immigrants

    Land For Immigrants
    Mexicans and freed African Americans made up the population that increased to 140,000 people by the 1840's.
  • 1840 BCE

    Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    Americans believed that the United States had a right and a duty to spread its rule all the way to the Pacific Ocean. In the 1840s, a New York newspaper columnist named John L. O'Sullivan coined the phrase "Manifest Destiny" to support the annexation of Texas and Oregon.
  • 1840 BCE

    Where is the American Southwest?

    Where is the American Southwest?
    In the 1840's the entire Southwest belonged to Mexico. This vast region was called the New Mexico Territory.
  • 1837 BCE

    Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    During the Panic of 1837, when a financial crisis hit the United States causing a major recession many Americans moved to Texas to get away from paying their debts.
  • 1837 BCE

    Telegraph

    Telegraph
  • 1836 BCE

    Texas Declares Independence

    Texas Declares Independence
    On March 2, 1836, Texans declared their independence. The new nation was called the Republic of Texas and Sam Houston was appointed commander of the army.
  • 1836 BCE

    The Alamo

    The Alamo
    On February 23, 1836, General Santa Anna began his campaign to retake Texas by sending six-thousand Mexican soldiers into the city of San Antonio.
  • 1836 BCE

    The Battle of San Jacinto

    The Battle of San Jacinto
    On April 2, 1836, Houston's Texas army charged at the surprised Mexicans shouting, "Remember the Alamo!" The Battle of San Jacinto lasted less than 20 minutes as the Texas troops killed 630 Mexicans and captured 700 more.
  • 1835 BCE

    October 1835

    October 1835
    In October 1835, Texans in the town of Gonzales clashed with Mexican troops.
  • 1833 BCE

    General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

    General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
    In 1833, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna aka "the Napoleon of the West" came to power in Mexico.
  • 1830 BCE

    How much for Texas?

    How much for Texas?
    By 1830, America has already tried to buy Texas from Mexico twice. Mexico was worried that American settlers would try to make Texas a part of the United States. Mexico passed a law that forbid any American's from entering the country.
  • 1825 BCE

    Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal was invented.
  • 1821 BCE

    Independence from Spain in 1821

    Independence from Spain in 1821
    Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821 and Americans were granted permission to settle on the land.
  • 1821 BCE

    William Becknell

    William Becknell
    In 1821, an American merchant, was the first American to travel to Santa Fe.
  • 1820 BCE

    1820s

    1820s
    By the 1820s, white settlers had occupied most of the land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River.
  • 1818 BCE

    United States and Britain Agreement

    United States and Britain Agreement
    In 1818, the United States and Britain reached an agreement. The two countries would occupy Oregon jointly. Citizens of each nation would have equal rights in Oregon
  • 1812 BCE

    The Basis of Americas claim to Oregon

    The Basis of Americas claim to Oregon
    The Lewis and Clarke expedition had journeyed through the area in 1805 and 1806.
  • 1800 BCE

    Factory System

    Factory System
    In the 18th Century, the Factory System was invented.
  • 1793 BCE

    Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    The Cotton Gin was invented by Eli Whitney.
  • 1787 BCE

    Steamboat

    Steamboat
    The steamboat was invented by John Fitch.
  • 1784 BCE

    Interchangeable Parts

    Interchangeable Parts
    Eli Whitney invented Interchangeable Parts.
  • 1764 BCE

    Spinning Jenny

    Spinning Jenny
    James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny.
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  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The war of 1812 went from June 18, 2812 to March 23, 1815