100 Years Project
By Colten and Cole
He was a Tennessee lawyer. He was a young politician back then. His leadership was needed in 1812 during the war. He was America's most influential-and-polarizing-political figure during the 1820s and 1830s. He lost to John Adams in 1824 came back in 1829 and became America's seventh President. He was leader of the democrats. He was also a supporter of states rights and slavery in the western states. Served as a major general in the war of 1812. Finally, he led America against Britain to victory.
California Gold Rush
The California Gold rush first started in 1849 with the discovery of gold nuggets. A total of 2 billion dollars of gold was extracted from the area during the gold rush, which peaked in 1852. A carpenter from New Jersey found flakes of gold in the American River near the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Coloma, California. The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, ending the MExican-American War and leaving California for good.
Trail of Tears
In the 1830s, almost 125,000 Native americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida. This land was occupied by their ancestors had cultivated for thousands for generations. Very few Native Americans remained anywhere in the southeastern United States. The federal government forced them to leave their land and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated "Indian territory" across the Mississippi River.