U.S. 1800s History Timeline

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U.S. Expansion

Luisiana Purchase

1803

President Thomas Jefferson puchases a massive amount of land from France that doubles the size of the United States

Texas War For Independence

1835

Mexico invited American citizens to settle in the uninhabitted parts of Texas so long as they became Mexican Citizens, adopted the Roman Catholic Faith, and obstained from owning slaves. Texans did not abide by these rules and declared their independance from Mexico as the Lone Stare Republic. They were victorious in defeating Mexican Forces.

Domestic Affairs

Missouri Compimise

1820

President agrees to make missouri a slave state and main a free state in order to remain politically balanced

California Gold Rush

1849

Gold discovered out west, caused a massive migration of people looking to find their fortune

Clay's Compromise

1850

an agreement to divide new states evenly among North and South

Inventions

Cotton gin

1793

Revolutionized cotton production and increased plantation output, and the value of slaves