US History Timeline 1 (DamonTaylor)

U.S. Expansions



Travels were much cheaper on rail than on road with costly automobiles

Adams-Onis Treaty


Known as the "Purchase of Florida," this gave Florida to the U.S. and set a boundary between the U.S. and New Mexico

Mizzou Compromise


This was an agreement between the Free-States and Slave-States concerning the extension of slavery in new upcoming states

Texas War for Indepedence

1835 - 1836

This war was between Texas-Americans and Mexico. The reason for the U.S. to contribute into this war was to gain Independece of Texas from Mexico.

Mexican American War

1846 - 1848

This was the concluding war which ended conflicts between Mexico and Texas. A U.S. victory (expands eastward)

Gadsen Purchase


This was the purchase of present-day Arizona and New Mexico from Mexico




This helped workers and people be able to travel through water faster and through harsh winds much easier

Cotton Gin


A machine made to separate cotton from its seeds. It made cotton production made faster and easier.

Interchangeable Parts


They are made copy identical parts that could fit into an assembly of the same type.

Slater and Lowell Factories


Both built textile mills in the Northeast manufacturing thread and cloth and increased the demand for factory workers.

Erie Canal


A historic canal that connects the Hudson River with the Great lakes and Niagara River. This is what made New York a top U.S. City.

Morse Telegraph


an electrical telegraph that recieved and transmitted information in Morse code and also .eased long distant communication.

Oregon Trail


A historical road extended across the central and western U.S. More than 3,000 immigrants made this journey on this road.

American Movements

Temperance Movement


This movement was aimed at at stopping alcohol abuse and the problems created by it. {Believed that alcohol was the cause of all evil}

California Gold Rush


A mass migration of about 80,000 fortune seekers{49ers) into California in search for riches after hearing the news of a gold strike.

Seneca Falls Convention

July 19, 1848 - July 20, 1848

The first ever Women's Rights Convention organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Stanton.

Key People

Wilmot Proviso's Bill {Rejected}


He proposed the 1846 bill that would have banned slavery in the territory won from Mexico in the Mexican War, but was rejected.

Foreign Affairs

Monroe Doctrine


A foreign policy doctrine set forth by Pres. Monroe that discouraged European intervention in the Western Hemisphere.

Domestic Affairs

McCulloch v. Maryland


A landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Maryland had tried to impede operation of a Second Bank of the United States' branch by imposing a tax on all notes of banks not chartered in Maryland.

Trail of Tears


This is the removal of Indians, which mostly included Cherokee, Seminole, etc., from their homeland to Indian territory.


Thomas Jefferson

1801 - 1809

James Madison

1809 - 1817

James Monroe

1817 - 1825

John Q. Adams

1825 - 1829

Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

Martin Van Buren

1837 - 1841

William Henry Harrison

1841 - 1845

James K. Polk

1845 - 1849

Zachary Taylor

1849 - 1853

Franklin Pierce

1853 - 1857

Josh Buchanan

1857 - 1861