The New Nation begins to expand. 1803 - Louisiana Purchase 1816 – Florida is purchased from the Spanish 1817 – Mississippi becomes a state 1818 – Illinois is added 1819 – Alabama becomes a state 1820 – Maine is added (Missouri Compromise).
By 1820, the nation expanded to over 3x the size of the original 13 colonies. “Manifest Destiny” begins, yet term isn’t coined till later years.
“Oh Burr, oh Burr, what has thou done,
Thou hast shooted dead great Hamilton!
You hid behind a bunch of thistle,
You shooted him dead with a great boss pistol!”
(Poem on a note dropped on the doorstep of Aaron Burr on the morning of July 11, 1804, after he killed Alexander Hamilton)
Purpose and significance
Tension persists between slave states and free states, looking to have equal, if not more representation in house and senate
Ends first crisis concerning slavery, yet brings about many more issues in later years
Line “slices” the nation into 2 pieces, and seemingly 2 different nations
Chronology of important events
War was waged between the United States and Great Britain, as well as British North America (Canada)
British efforts to halt US trade with France
Stop impressments of sailors
Primarily fought in the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America