Chapter 26 Section 3 Timeline

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(1) The United States won independence from Britain.

1783

(2) President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from France.

1805

(3) Spain gave up Florida to the United States.

1819

(4) Mexico gained its independence from Spain.

1821

(5) Indian Removal Act enabled federal gov. to force N. A. in the E to move W.

1830

(6) The U.S annexed Texas, which was seen as an act of war against Mexico.

1845

(7) A treaty with Great Britain gave the U.S part of the Oregon Territory.

1846

(8) Abraham Lincoln is elected President.

1860

(9) Con. forces fired on Fort Sumter

1861

(10) Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation

1863

(11) The South surrendered which ended the Civil War.

1865

(12) Nearly 200,000 miles of railroad track crossed the nation

1900

(13) The United States was a leading industrial power

1914