Land Acquisition between 1800-1860

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The Louisiana Purchase

October 20, 1803 - October 21, 1803

The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States in October 20, 1803.

Lewis and Clark Expedition Begins

May 1804 - June 1804

Lewis and Clark began there iconic expedition in May 1804.

The Seige of Fort Detroit

August 15, 1812 - August 16, 1812

On August 15-16, 1812 the U.S. won back the Fort of Detroit.

Treaty of 1818

June 15, 1818 - June 16, 1818

On June 15th, 1818, The United States signed a treaty with Great Britain to establish the border between the US and Canada.

The Adam-Onis Treaty

February 19, 1819 - February 22, 1819

The Adam-Onis treaty gave the U.S. Florida official on February 22, 1819.

California Admitted as a State

September 9, 1820 - September 10, 1820

California was admitted as a state on September 9, 1850.

The Trail of Tears

1838 - 1839

The Cherokees were led on the Trail of Tear from 1838 to 1839.

Western-Ashburton Treaty

1842 - 1843

This treaty gave a definite border between Maine and Canada.

Texas Becomes a State

December 29, 1845 - December 30, 1845

The Republic of Texas became the state of Texas on December 29, 1845.

The Mexican-American War

1846 - 1848

Mexico and America went to war for two year from 1846-1848.

The Treaty of Oregon

1846 - 1847

The Oregon Territory was seceded to the U.S. by Great Britain in 1846.

Mexican Cession

1848 - 1849

In 1848 we bought a huge chunk of the West Coast from Mexico.

The California Gold Rush

1848 - 1855

The California Gold Rush pushed people to settle in the West.

The Gadsden Purchase

1853 - 1854

In 1853 the U.S. purchased about 30,000 square miles next to the Gila River.

Homestead Act

1862 - 1863

The homestead act was passed to allow people to settle the land in 1862 for free.