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sophieb asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

what was going on in the big cities of the USA in the 1800's and name those cities?

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  • Sean M
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    1 decade ago
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    Cities founded in the 1800's:

    1803 Chicago, Illinois

    1805 Huntsville, Alabama

    1810 Manchester, New Hampshire

    1812 Columbus, Ohio

    1816 Chattanooga, Tennessee

    1816 Saginaw, Michigan

    1817 Fort Smith, Arkansas

    1819 Montgomery, Alabama

    1819 Springfield, Illinois

    1819 Memphis, Tennessee

    1821 Little Rock, Arkansas

    1821 Indianapolis, Indiana

    1822 Jackson, Mississippi

    1823 Tampa, Florida

    1825 Vicksburg, Mississippi

    1825 Grand Rapids, Michigan

    1833 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    1836 Shreveport, Louisiana

    1836 Madison, Wisconsin

    1837 Lansing, Michigan

    1837 Houston, Texas

    1841 Dallas, Texas

    1843 Atlanta, Georgia

    1847 Salt Lake City, Utah

    1848 Sacramento, California

    1856 O'Fallon, Missouri

    1858 Denver, Colorado

    1864 Salinas, California

    1867 Minneapolis, Minnesota

    1868 Phoenix, Arizona

    1871 Birmingham, Alabama

    1872 Anniston, Alabama

    1875 Orlando, Florida

    1887 Gulfport, Mississippi

    1896 Miami, Florida

    Pulse of the Nation / Major events in the 1800's in the US:

    In 1800, the federal government moved to the newly founded Washington, D.C.

    Attitudes toward slavery were shifting; a clause in the Constitution protected the African slave trade only until 1808.

    1803: The United States buys out France's territorial claims in North America via the Louisiana Purchase. This begins the U.S.'s westward expansion to the Pacific referred to as its Manifest Destiny which involves annexing and conquering land from Mexico, Britain, and Native Americans.

    1812-15: War of 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom

    1816: Year Without a Summer

    1819: A series of U.S. military incursions into Florida led Spain to cede it and other Gulf Coast territory

    1820: Liberia founded by the American Colonization Society for freed American slaves.

    1823: The Monroe Doctrine, proclaimed the United States' opinion that European powers should no longer colonize or interfere in the Americas.

    1825: Erie Canal opened connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

    1830: Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, which authorized the president to negotiate treaties that exchanged Indian tribal lands in the eastern states for lands west of the Mississippi River.

    1835-36: The Texas Revolution in Mexico resulted in the short-lived Republic of Texas.

    1845: Spain annexes the Republic of Texas

    1846: Mexico refused to accept the annexation of Texas in 1845, and war broke out in 1846.

    1846-48: The Mexican-American War leads to Mexico's cession of much of the modern-day Southwestern United States.

    1846: Oregon Treaty with Britain led to U.S. control of the present-day American Northwest

    1846-47: Mormon migration to Utah.

    1848: The U.S. victory in the Mexican-American War resulted in the cession of California and much of the present-day American Southwest.

    1848-58: California Gold Rush

    1855: Bessemer process enables steel to be mass produced.

    1861-65: American Civil War between the Union and seceding Confederacy

    1865-77: Reconstruction in the United States

    1867: The United States purchased Alaska from Russia.

    1869: First Transcontinental Railroad completed in United States.

    1871-1914: Second Industrial Revolution

    1870s-90s: Long Depression in Western Europe and North America

    1872: Yellowstone National Park is created.

    1876-1914: The massive expansion in population, territory, industry and wealth in the United States is referred to as the Gilded Age.

    1877: Great Railroad Strike in the United States may have been the world's first nationwide labor strike.

    1878: First commercial telephone exchange in New Haven, Connecticut.

    1890: The Wounded Knee Massacre was the last battle in the American Indian Wars. This event represents the end of the American Old West.

    1898: The United States gains control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines after the Spanish-American War.

    1899-1913: Philippine-American War begins

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  • Lisa
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Wow.... all the junk that's been posted by supposed Christians and people who are either Atheists or other groups. I've been Mormon my whole life and the whole load of junk that people claim we believe, and the misinformation. I would suggest that you read the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price. If you can't handle the Bible then it's possible that these might help clarify things or it might turn you off completely. Jack Mormons are people who don't really follow the beliefs or are inactive. It's more of an insult in the Mormon community than a complement. Mormons are Christians. We believe in Jesus Christ, despite all other Christians claiming that we don't. Mormons better than Christians. I don't believe that at all. I've meet some really good people of other Christian denominations. Some of them on here though treat the whole concept of Mormon like it's a dirty word and drag it through the mud as much as they can. We believe in the God of Abraham, Issac, Jacob. This is the God who covenanted with all these patriarchs of the Bible. Again we believe in Jesus Christ. We don't believe in the Trinity, we believe in a Godhead, that is made up of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit or Ghost. They work together as one, as one in purpose. I don't expect Atheists to understand the Mormon/LDS faith. In fact, people like Desiree who are Atheists and of the worse case, can't stand Mormons and are pretty darn vile. But Atheists come in all stocks and stores. And not all are the same. If anything else, Mormons/LDS don't believe that Atheists are going to Hell. I have never been to South Africa so can't help in anything with a South African context.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, in Fort Worth, it was founded as a Fort in 1849 and the railroad came to town in 1876. Dallas was founded in 1841 and incorporated as a city in 1856. Railroad came to town in 1871.

    San Antonio is, of course the site of the Battle of the Alamo (1836).

    The State of Texas was settled by the Spanish in the 1500's, but really there wasn't much going on except the fight for Texas Independance, the US/Mexican War, and Indian fights, and gradual growth, till after the turn of the 20th century (1900's)

    Source(s): Proud Texan Handbook of Texas Online
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