Early Nationhood


Supplemental Information For This Era

War With Mexico

Events in the mid-1800's shaped what our national boundaries were to become. Much in the way of land spoils came as a result of the Mexican American conflict.

-Mexico 1845 - 1846
-The John Slidell Mission 1845-46 -The Mexican American War -Mexican American War - Encyclopedia Britannica
-The History Guy - the U.S-Mexican War
-Map of Mexico & Texas 1845-48
-Aftermath of the War

-Images of the Battle of New Orleans
-1842 Musket
-Pictures of the Alamo
-Images of Mexican American War

Brother Against Brother

Our Civil War sometimes pitted brother against brother. While Slavery is seen as a primary force for the Union, many other economic factors predicated this American upheaval.

-The American Civil War
-King Cotton
-Photographs of the Civil War
-Selected Photographs
-Civil War: Industry & Manufacturing
-Abraham Lincoln
-Jefferson Davis
-Gettysburg Address
-Emancipation Proclamation

-Civil War Home Page

-Civil War Weapons
-Selected Weapons of the American Civil War
-Images of Civil War Weapons
-Civil War Artillery
-The Brooksville Raid

-Images of Civil War Artillery
-Naval War of the Civil War
-Civil War Naval Pictures

-Railroads of the Civil War
-Images of Civil War Railroads
-Images of Civil War Reconstruction

The Mighty Wheels Turn

The Rise of Industry in America lead to a rapid expansion westward by railroad. Steam and electrical power was harnessed for a myriad of inventions.

-Gilded Age
-Late 1800's Immigration
-Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Economic Trends
-Early American Railroads
-Inventors & Inventions 1851-1900
-The Rise of American Industry -Industrial Revolution in America
-Effect of Railroads
-Growth of Coal Industry