The timeline of the expansion of the US as we know it today

The timeline of the expansion of the US as we know it today

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  • Election of 1800
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • The election of 1800 represented the first peaceful transition of power between two parties.With Thomas Jefferson as the new president the US can look forward to an expansive deal with the French of the Louisiana Territory.
  • Nullification Crisis
  • Thomas Jefferson successfully buys the Louisiana Territory from the French for 15 million dollars when he was initially planning on spending at least 10 million for New Orleans alone.With all this new territory someone was going to have to explore it, so Jefferson sends Lewis and Clark.
  • The Lowell Mills
  • Because of the vast expansiveness of the newly acquired land, Lewis and Clark bring a women named Sacajawea to help. They spend 2 and a half years exploring all the way to Oregon territory. The question arises: How will the economy be effected?
  • Mexican American War
  • With Andrew Jackson now as President, he implements a new tariff. This tariff frustrates many in the south. With all this new area, the US is staring in the face of sectionalism. At this point South Carolina attempts to nullify the Tariff of 1828
  • With the growing sectionalism in the US the Industrial Revolution begins. In the New England areas the factory life was becoming normal for all people including women. With the growing economy and desire of Manifest Destiny the US was on the verge of more expansion
  • With Manifest Destiny on the forefront of President Polk's mind, he heads into war with Mexico over the Texas boundary. Not only does he successfully keep Rio Grande as the southern border but he gets both California and New Mexico
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