Westward Expansion

Main

Wilderness Road is created by Daniel Boone

1775

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Lewis and Clark's Expedition

1804 - 1806

Pike's exploration of Southwest

1805 - 1806

Steamboat Invented

1807

Battle of Tippecanoe

1811

Opening of Erie Canal

1825

Second Seminole War

1835 - 1842

Battle at the Alamo

1836

Annexation of Texas

1845

Mexican- American War

1846 - 1847

Move of Mormons to Great Salt lake Basin

1847

Gold Found in California

1848

California gold Rush

1849

Age of the "Wild West"

1850 - 1880

Purchase of Alaska

1867

First Transcontinental Railroad

1869

Closing the Frontier

1890