Expansion and Evangelism

Events

Daniel Boone blazes the Wilderness Road

1775

Northwest Ordinance

1787

Second Great Awakening begins

1790

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Peter Cartwright begins his circuit-riding ministry

1803

Judson and Mills help found America's first foreign missionary society

1810

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

British burn Washington, D.C.

1814

Treaty of Ghent ends the war

1814

Texas War for Independence

1835 - 1836

Battle of San Jacinto

1836

Battle of the Alamo

1836

Mexican War

1846 - 1848

Treaty ends the war

1848

Mexican Cession

1848

California Gold Rush

1849

Gadsden Purchase

1853

Townsend Harris Treaty opens Japan to missionaries

1858