History of the 19th century project


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History of the 19th century project

  1. 1. History of the 19th Century<br />By Roderick Presley<br />
  2. 2. 19th century<br />Louisiana Purchase<br />Bought for $15 million which what was 6 states from the French<br />Was not on intention from the United States but rather accidental.<br />America could not have been a world power had it not been for the Louisiana Purchase<br />Civil War<br />The Civil War was a United States war between the North and the South over the issue of slavery.<br />Throughout the 19th Century the U.S. was expanding and deciding whether the state would be free or slave.<br />As the country was getting more states the north and south were drifting further apart from each other and tension built.<br />
  3. 3. 19th century<br />After the end of the civil war under the 15th Amendment Slavery was abolished.<br />President Abraham Lincoln gets assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865<br />Industrialization was booming in the United States after the Civil War.<br />Industrialization brought a mass immigration from foreign countries over to the United States in search of new opportunities.<br />
  4. 4. Ice Age<br />The Ice Age lasted for centuries. Many thought it was from the work of the devil.<br />Caused many people, crops, and birds to die because of the cold harsh weather.<br />The weather was a result to the Great Famine of 1315-1317 where crime was at an all time high, deaths from diseases and cannibalism. <br />Played a part in the French Revolution that occurred in 1789.<br />Because of the Ice Age beer was invented because wine could not be made due to the weather.<br />
  5. 5. Frontiers of the America<br />Vanishing Frontier: 1832-1834<br />German Aristocrat Prince MaximillianZuWied and Swiss Artist Karl Bodmer went on a journey to the American West to what was known as the Missouri River and which is presently known as Montana.<br />
  6. 6. Frontiers of America: The Louisiana Purchase<br />In July of 1803 the Louisiana Territory was bought by the U.S. from the French for $15 million and 825,000 square miles. The Purchase was the biggest moment for Thomas Jefferson. It was also an opening for American expansion. <br />
  7. 7. The Louisiana Purchase<br />The French needed funds, so he decided to sell not just New Orleans but all of the Louisiana territory to the United States.<br />The British bank Baron and Bank helped U.S. with the purchase of Louisiana because U.S. was nearly $8 million in debt.<br />This purchase was not an intention for the U.S. but instead just kind of happened.<br />The Federalist was against the idea stating that it was against the Constitution and this was one of the reasons for there demise.<br />
  8. 8. Battle of Antietam<br />The Battle of Antietam was known to be the bloodiest battle ever.<br />This battle occurred on September 17, 1862.<br />6,300-6,500 soldiers killed both Union and Confederates.<br />During the Battle of Antietam the Confederate Rebels was led by Robert E. Lee and the Union was led by George B. McClellan<br />
  9. 9. Battle of Antietam<br />In the beginning the Confederates consisted of eleven states and had their own government in Richmond. <br />They also seized Fort Sumter so it seemed like the Confederates had a pretty good advantage.<br />President Lincoln believed in order for the Union to win this war the Union would have to defeat the Confederate armies and destroy their government.<br />
  10. 10. Battle of Antietam<br />One of the first victories from the Confederates was with “Stonewall” Thomas J. Jackson who went up against General Nathaniel Banks and his soldiers. As a result Jackson and his soldiers defeated Banks and his soldiers.<br />Robert E. Lee was underestimated as general having nicknames such as “Granny Lee” and “Evacuating Lee.”<br />The Seven Day Battle was another victory for the Confederates. <br />Many even believed that the Rebels were going to win the war and gain independence from the Union.<br />
  11. 11. Battle of Antietam<br />After the Battle of Antietam things started to change when the North ended up with the upper hand against the Southern rebels with the invasion of Maryland.<br />After the North gained the advantage after the Battle of Antietam Abraham Lincoln decided to announce the Emancipation Proclamation.<br />The Emancipation Proclamation was something he wanted to announce from the beginning but the rebels had the upper hand in beginning.<br />The Emancipation brought some controversy with not just the South but a few Northerners as well along with France and Great Britain.<br />
  12. 12. Battle of Antietam<br />
  13. 13. Bibliography<br />James M. McPherson. Crossroads of Freedom Antietam. Oxford University Press, 2002<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase<br />http://streaming.palomar.edu/private/T/TheLouisianaPurchase2003/<br />FILM Little Ice Age: Big Chill <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_ice_age<br />