Karryne's Antebellum American Timeline

Westward Expansion

Original colonies


Original Colonies from Great Britain in the treaty of Versailes

Luisiana Purchase from France


The US bought land for 15 million dollars

Purchase of Florida from Spain


We purchased Florida from Spain for 5 million dollars

Texas Annexation


Texas won its independence from Mexico

Oregon Country acquire from Great Britan


The U.S and Great Britain split territory

Mexican American War

1846 - 1848

ends in the Mexican Cession of Colorado Arizona New Mexica Wyoming California Nevada and Utah

Antebellum America

The Constitution was complete


In 1787, the constitution was finalized

New hampshire became a state


In 1788 New Hampshire decided to ratify the Constitution

Ended slave importation


Congress wanted to outlaw the slave trade and ended up doing it in 1808

The War of 1812

1812 - 1814

The war of 1812 was when the U.S. and Great Britain had a military conflict.

Missouri compromise


The Missouri Compromise was when Missouri wanted to abolish slavery

Wercestor vs. Georgia


This was a famous case in 1832 when the Supreme Court had to make a very big decision.

Compromise of 1850


When California was becoming a state, they made a constitution to make slavery illegal in that state.

Uncle Tom's Cabin


Uncle Tom's Cabin was a novel written about a slave and his master who is forcing him to do something that the slave does not want to do.

The Kansas- Nebraska Act


The act was where it let people in the territories of Kansa or Nebraska decide whether or not to allow slavery in those states.

Congress in 1856


Much violence happened in congress in the time of 1856.

Dred Scott Decision


The Dred Scott Decision was where the federal court decided that Dred Scott had to become a slave again after being free for 2 years.

Lincoln Douglas Debate


A very famous debate took place in 1858, even though Lincoln lost, he became very famous over this debate.

Presidents of the U.S

George Washingyon

1789 - 1797

John Adams

1796 - 1800

Thomas Jefferson

1801 - 1809

Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd president of the united sates.

James Madison

1809 - 1817

James Monroe

1817 - 1825

Was the 5th president in the United states from 1817 to 1825 and was in the Democrat- Republican party

John Quincy Adams

1825 - 1829

Was the sixth president of the united states and was a statesman before he became president. Before he was president he was a diplomat.

Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

Was an American solider and statesman before he became the seventh president.

Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

Martin Van Buren

1837 - 1841

William H. Harrison


Died a month after becoming president

John Tyler

1841 - 1845

Even though he was president, he was also the tenth vice president of the united states.

James K. Polk

1845 - 1849

He was the 11th president of the United States and was born on November 2

Zachary Taylor

1849 - 1850

Millard Fillmore

1850 - 1853

Franklin Pierce

1853 - 1857

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

He created the Emancipation Proclamation. He was also shot in Fords Theatre.