Geo and Michael "Slavery"

Timeline created by gr19872
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The United States aquired France's claimed territory of Louisiana. Frances' main purpose was to make it into an empire, in North America. Political event, because U.S bought a large piece of land.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    In an effort to preserve the balance of power in congress between slave and free states. Political, because the U.S Govt., is preserving power between slave states and free states.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    A slave massacre that took place in Southhampton County, Virginia. The slaves killed anywhere from 55 to 65 people, and was stopped within a few days. This is a political event because it was a surprise to people, and involved murder
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    The nation had suffered an economic downturn throughout the 1820s, and South Carolina was particularly affected. Many South Carolina politicians blamed the change in fortunes on the national tariff policy that developed after the War of 1812 to promote American manufacturing.
  • Cherokee Indian Removal

    Cherokee Indian Removal
    The removal, or forced emigration, of Cherokee Indians occurred in 1838, when the U.S. military and various state militias forced some 15,000 Cherokees from their homes in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee and moved them west to Indian Territory.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    Between 1846 and 1848, two neighbors, the United States and Mexico, went to war. It was a defining event for both nations, transforming a continent and forging a new identity for its peoples. By the war's end, Mexico lost nearly half of its territory, the present American Southwest from Texas to California, and the United States became a continental power.