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Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and becomes one of the most effective and celebrated members of the Underground Railroad.
Mexico makes Rio Grande as new boundary with Texas and, for $15 million, agrees to give the Southwestern lands to the U.S.
U.S. declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California and other territory in the Southwest by helping the Texans in the Alamo.
The term “manifest destiny” appears for the first time in a magazine. Now white Americans believe that the United States is destined to expand across the continent.
William Henry Harrison is elected as the ninth president. He dies one month later and his vice president, John Tyler then becomes president
More than 15,000 Cherokee Indians are forced to march from Georgia. 4,000 die from starvation and disease calling it the Trial of Tears
Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. Before this, he was eighth vice president.
Texans declare independence from Mexico. Then texan defenders of the Alamo are all killed during siege by the Mexican Army.
William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing the Liberator, a weekly paper that advocates the complete abolition of slavery.
Nat Turner, an enslaved African American preacher, leads the most significant slave uprising in American history.
President Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, which forced Native Americans from the east move west of the Mississippi
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first public railroad
John Quincy Adams was elected as United States sixth president. This election was decided by the House of Representatives.
President Monroe Doctrine states to congress that the American continents would not be colonized by any European power
An enslave African American carpenter buys his to plan a revolt against slavery in Charleston, South Carolina. He is then discovered and hanged.
In an effort to maintain the balance between free and slave states, Maine is admitted as a free state so that Missouri can be admitted as a slave state; except for Missouri.
Spain agrees to give Florida to the United States. Settled a border dispute in North America between the United States and Spain
James Monroe is inaugurated as the fifth president. Monroe was the last Founding Father of the United States
The Treaty of Ghent is signed and ends the war of 1812. It brought peace between United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American shipping and westward expansion
Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean with the help of an Native American women named Sacagewea leading them to the coast and aiding them through out the journey.
Lewis and Clark set out into a quest to find the Pacific Ocean by crossing the US and explore the western lands of the US. They set out from Saint Louis, Missouri
United States agrees to pay France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory, which extends west from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains
The United States nominates its third president. Thomas Jefferson is also the first to become president in the white house
The United States of America moves its capitol from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. where it stands till present day. The capitol starts off with only 69 employees working in the white house.