U.S. History 1800 - 1900 C.E.

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  • Jefferson Election

    Jefferson Election
    Often referred to as the "Revolution of 1800" Vice President Thomas Jefferson defeated Federalist John Adams in the fourth Presidential Election carrying nearly all of the South and Chesapeake Region.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    The United States secured a large purchase of land from the French located in now midwestern America effectively doubling the size of the US territory
  • Act Prohibiting the Importation of Slaves

    Congress Officially prohibited slave importation and reinforced policies established in the Slave Trade Act of 1794. Smuggling of slaves from Africa against Federal Law continued.
  • the War of 1812

    The U.S., under the Prisidency of James Madison, contested the legality of Britain to cut blockade neutral trade to France. The war lasted 2 years 8 months and ended in a draw with the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent.
  • Missouri Compromise

    In an effort to maintain the balance of slave and non-slave states, the US admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a non-slave state while declaring remaining territory acquired in the Louisiana Purchase 36'30 parallel to be free states.
  • 11th Presidential Election

    Jackson defeated John Q Adams for the second time to take the Presidency. With this Election the Federalist Party was dissolved and the Second Party system we still have today was established.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Jackson negotiated with Native tribes for permanent land. The Natives were forced Westward to settle opposite the Mississippi River
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner led several black slaves in a slaughter of over 50 white men in advocacy of freedoms for black slaves.
  • Mexican War

    Armed conflict between Mexico and the United States that lasted nearly two years and left over 4,000 killed, and thousands more wounded. This war is highlighted by the Battle of the Alamo and resulted in the Texas border that we have today.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Written by Harriet Beacher Stowe, this anti-slavery novel impacted the minds of the white population in the United States and was one of several instances inspiring the Civil War.
  • Lincoln's Election

    Lincoln defeated Breckenridge in the 19th Presidential election. Lincoln stood on a stance of abolishing slavery in the United States.
  • Civil War

    A battle between the Northern States (loyal to the Union) and the Southern States (Confederacy) over the controversy of enslaving black people. The battle lasted 4 years 1 month and resulted in the Southern States being reabsorbed into the Union and the abolition of slavery.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    An executive order issued by Abraham Lincoln to emancipate all slaves in the Union during the Civil War.
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Thirteenth Amendment
    This amendment to the US constitution abolished all forms of slavery in the states that rejected Lincoln's Emancipation 95 order two years prior.
  • Lincoln Assassination

    Lincoln Assassination
    President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford Theatre by John Wilkes Booth almost immediately following his inauguration of his second term.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    US Soldiers shot over 300 Lakota Indians including men, women, and children - many of whom were unarmed. The reason for the aggression is unknown.
  • Plessy v Ferguson

    This Supreme Court decision granted permission to segragate public services. The term "separate but equal" arose following this decision.
  • Spanish - American War

    The USS Maine was destroyed while docked outside of Havana, Cuba. This lead to an armed conflict between Spain and the US and eventually lead to the United States aiding Cuba in gaining independence from Spain.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    A Surpreme Court case that ruled that the qualifying freedoms granted by the American Constitution did not apply to free (or enslaved) black men as they were not citizens.