Early United States History
The early years of the United States, roughly 1800–1840, drastically shaped the political and social history of the country. Learn about major events in early United States history, such as the War of 1812, the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the rise of Jacksonian democracy.
Early United States History Resources
Insights for Early United States History
- A major development in United States history was westward expansion, which came to symbolize the American spirit. Westward expansion, also referred to as Manifest Destiny, is a common theme found in many of the links below.
Top Sites About Early United States History
For Thomas Jefferson, the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark ...
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation presents “Jefferson’s West: The Louisiana Purchase.” The article explains the series of events that led to the largest land purchase in U.S. history. Don't miss the site's extensive coverage of Thomas Jefferson himself, including a biography and a timeline.
Discovering Lewis & Clark covers the famous expedition, with maps, biographies of the participants and discussions of the technology used throughout the voyage. You can even read journal entries written as the journey progressed.
For the War of 1812 and the advent of Jacksonian Democracy ...
ThinkQuest presents "Re-Living History: The War of 1812," a comprehensive site detailing the causes, events and outcome of the War of 1812. Visit the timeline to see it all in one place, take a quiz to test your historical knowledge or join in the discussion on the site’s forum.
From Revolution to Reconstruction offers an online biography of Andrew Jackson, from his days as a general in the War of 1812 to his presidency and beyond. Throughout the text you’ll find links to other important figures and events of the era.
About North Georgia details the Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee nation from Georgia, with an historical essay, quotations, illustrations and links to other sites with more information on the Cherokee Nation and its history. Visit the hyperlinks throughout the text for more detailed information.