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United States History - Primary Resources

National Expansion and Reform 1815-1860




Charting North America: Maps from the Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection and Others

Cherokee Nation v. the State of Georgia, 1831

Compromise of 1850 (1850)

David Rumsey Map Collection

DredScott Sandford (1857)

Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920

15th Amendment to the Constitution (1870)

14th Amendment to the Constitution (1868)

The Frontier In American History

A Guide to the Mexican War

The Hard Road to Texas

Hispanic-Heritage Links (Enlaces a documentos acerca de herencia hispana) Western Exploration and Expansion

Indian Removal Act (1830)

John Brown's Holy War (PBS)

Manifest Destiny and Expansion in the Americas

The Mexican-American War Memorial Homepage This site is sponsored by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and is available in English and Spanish.

The Mexican War

Military Resources: Mexican War, 1846-1848

Missouri Compromise (1820)

Morrill Act (1862)

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1820-1860

Nullification Proclamation (1832)

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection Historical Maps of the United States

Pioneering the Upper MidWest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910

Pony Express

Railroad Maps 1828-1900

Schurz, Carl, "Manifest Destiny," Harper's New Monthly Magazine , vol. 87, issue 521 (October, 1893).

The Significance of the Frontier in American History, 1893

13th Amendment to the Constitution (1865)

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

The Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo, 2 Feb 1848

Treaty with Russia for the Purchase of Alaska (1867)

United States Foreign Policy Timeline

U.S. Mexican War, 1846-1848 (PBS)

U.S.-Mexican War: The Zachary Taylor Encampment in Corpus Christi

Votes for Women Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920

The World of 1898: The Spanish American War

WWW-VL: The American West: Manifest Destiny