The Colonial Period

The Revolutionary War Era

The Early Republic

The Age of Expansion

The American Civil War

Reconstruction

The Progressive Era

The World Wars

The Cold War

 

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The Age of Expansion

1820-1860

  • 1820: The Missouri Compromise
  • 1825: The Erie Canal is opened.
  • 1830s: The Second Great Awakening.
    • Indian Removal Act.
    • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad begins operation.
  • 1831: The Liberator begins publication.
    • Nat Turner Rebellion
    • Cyrus McCormick invents the reaper.
  • 1831-1838: The Trail of Tears--Southern Indians are removed to Oklahoma.
  • 1836: The Gag Rule.
  • 1837: US recognizes the Republic of Texas.
    • Oberlin College enrolls its first women students.
  • 1843: Oregon Trail opens.
  • 1845: Annexation of Texas
  • 1846: Elias Howe invents the sewing machine.
  • 1846-1848: Mexican-American War.
  • 1848: Gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill in California.
  • 1850: Compromise of 1850.
  • 1853: Commodore Matthew Perry opens Japan to US trade.
  • 1854: The Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • 1857: The Dred Scott decision.

Resources

Primary Sources

Douglass: Anti-Slavery Movement

Secondary Sources

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