The Missouri compromise settled the dispute over whether or not the new Western territories would be slave or free areas. It was decide that slavery would be prohibited north of the 36 30 line except in Missouri. This temporarily southed the tensions between the North and the South. It was repealed by The Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854.
The Tariff of 1832 is enacted
July 14, 1832 - 1833
The Tariff was intend to protect Northern industry and inadvertently hurt the exportation of otto in the South. South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union if the tariff was not repealed, causing the Nullification Crisis of 1832. It was repealed by the Compromise Tariff Of 1833. Part of the conflict was caused by the factionalism feelings throughout the country and it resulted in increased aggression between the two sections the US saw themselves as. These feelings would climax in the South seceding from the Union and the Civil War beginning.
The Compromise Tariff of 1833
This tariff repealed the Tariff of 1832 and kept South Carolina from seceding from the Union. The feelings of aggression were, unfortunately, still present between the North and the South.
August 8, 1846 - 1848
Wilmot Proviso was a precursor to the Compromise Of 1850. It was proposed as a solution to the issue about slavery in the newly acquired from the Mexican War. The Proviso would have banned slavery in all the territory acquired in the war. It got shot down and then was reintroduced in 1847, but got shot down again. In 1848 an attempt was made to include it in a treaty but that too got shot down.
October 18, 1849
California petitions to join the Union as a free state, thus throwing the delicate balance off. It is later admitted as a free state in the Compromise of 1850.
The Compromise of 1850
September 9, 1850
The Compromise of 1850 balanced the delicate issue of slavery in a way that prevented secession from the Union at this point in time. It nullifies the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
March 20, 1852
This expose turned many of the indifferent Northerners into strong willed abolitionists, therefore keeping a hot topic in the nation and putting another nail in the coffin of pre Civil War America.
Kansas-Nebraska Act Passed
The act left the question of slavery in Kansas and Nebraska up to popular sovereignty in the respective states. This leads to multiple bloody riots and the further division of the US. It was a major cause of the Civil War.
Dred Scott vs. Sandford
February 11, 1856 - March 6, 1857
Dred Scott tries to sue his masters in order to attain freedom. The Dred Scott jury declared that black people, regardless of free status or slave status, could not sue because they were not Americans. The case turned the topic of slavery from hot to a blazing wildfire that was now roaring through the nation. This strengthened the Southern cause who now felt that the restrictions on slavery were violations of their own freedoms and angered the Northern cause.
August 21, 1858 - October 15, 1858
The debates over slavery helped Lincoln bag the presidency in 1858 and sparked the Southern hatred for Lincoln. These debates were a taste of what was to come in the 1860 election.
Raid on Harpers Ferry
October 16, 1859 - October 18, 1859
John Brown leads a raid on Harper's Ferry.
Hayes gets the presidency and reconstruction ends.
Intolerance and Threats to Civil Liberties
The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed
1798 - 1802
The Alien and Sedition Acts changed citizenship laws from 5 to 14 years. The acts encroached on the right to freedom of speech. They also allowed the president to deport people. The acts were intolerant of immigrants and threatened the right to freedom of speech.
December 30, 1853
April 12, 1861
January 1, 1863
First Ku Klux Klan
1865 - 1877
Plessy vs. Ferguson
April 13, 1896 - May 18, 1896
Plessy vs. Ferguson ruled that segregation was legal.
Sedition Act of 1918
May 16, 1918 - December 13, 1920
It bans talking bad about the government. It was repealed in December 1920.
Massive race riots against African Americans due to widespread fear of Communism.
September 1, 1939 - September 2, 1945
The us officially joined the war on December 8, 1941. The US was intolerant of Japanese Americans after the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
Brown vs. The Board of Education
December 9, 1952 - May 17, 1954
Brown vs. The Board of Education stated that segregated schools were unconstitutional and ordered that schools be integrated.
Wars In American History
The French And Indian War
May 28, 1754 - February 10, 1763
The French And Indian War was an extension of the Seven Years War that was taking place in Europe as a result of aggression between France and England. Each country sent troops to back up their respective colonies. The war ended in 1763 with the first Treaty of Paris. Britain gained control of French Canada. They are also left with a ton of debt. They feel that the colonies should pay for some of the debt since part of the debt came from the colonies. The colonies on the other hand felt they had been dragged into a war they did not want to be a part of and therefore felt they should not be responsible for the debt. The British started taxing the colonies, which begins the ill will for Britain in the colonies and eventually leads to the Revolutionary War. The British issue the Royal Proclamation of 1763 which kicks people out of their land. The French And Indian War brings about the end of salutary neglect.
1763 - 1766
An extension of the French and Indian war
Battles of Lexington and Concord
April 19, 1775
First battles of the Revolutionary War.
The Revolutionary War
April 19, 1775
War Of 1812
June 18, 1812 - February 18, 1815
Treaty of Ghent
December 24, 1814
Officially Ends the War of 1812.
The Mexican American War
April 25, 1846 - February 2, 1848
Battle At Fort Sumter
April 12, 1861
Civil War Begins
April 12, 1861
April 9, 1865
The Spanish American War
April 25, 1898 - August 12, 1898
America wins the War and signs the Treaty of Paris. The US gains control over Cuba.
Wilson's 14 points
Jan 8, 1918
US in WWII
December 8, 1941
June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953
Communism is spreading by way of North Korea.
Korean Armistice Agreement Signed
July 27, 1953
This ends the Korean War.
The Geneva Conference
April 26, 1954 - July 20, 1954
Paris Peace Accords
January 27, 1973
The treaty was signed. This ended the Vietnam War.
Development of American Parties
2nd Presidential Election
November 2, 1792 - December 5, 1792
It was a closer variation to modern elections. George Washington was re-elected with John Adams as a vice president. It was the first election with two parries running and therefore help mold our nation to the two party system we have today. It also introduced Democratic-Republicanism and Federalism to the nation.
8th Presidential Election/Death Of Federalist Party
November 1,1816 - December 4, 1816
James Monroe, Democratic-Republican, won the presidency. Monroe continued the D-R reign and the election killed the Federalist party.
10th Presidential Election
October 26, 1824 - December 2, 1824
19th Presidential Election
November 6, 1860
Lincoln was the first Republican President. This election causes the South to secede from the Union.
Political Party in Power
April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797
March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1801
Federalist John Adams
March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1809
March 4, 1809 - March 4, 1817
Democratic-Republican James Madison
March 4, 1817 - March 4, 1825
Democratic-Republican James Monroe
March 4, 1825 - March 4, 1829
Democratic-Republican Death of party?
March 4, 1829 - March 4, 1837
Democratic Birth of New party
March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1841
Democrat Martin Van Buren
March 4, 1841 - April 4, 1841
William Henry Harrison Whig
April 4, 1841 - March 4, 1845
Whig John Tyler
Andrew Johnson is Impeached
Cornering the Gold Market/Black Friday
September 24, 1869
Jay Gould and James Fisk attempt to corner the US gold market cause the economy to crash.
Salary Grab Act
Gave raises to the president and congress.
The IRS fires 166 of Truman's employees.
1972 - 1973
Nixon cheats somehow in the presidential election.