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1800-1860: Government and Politics: Topics in the News

1800-1860: Government and Politics: Topics in the News

American Expansion: The Great Land Ordinances

Burr and Jefferson: Election of 1800

Fortunate Accident: The Louisiana Purchase

The Great Journey: Lewis and Clark

Hour of Crisis: War of 1812

Internal Improvements: The American System

The Missouri Compromise

Native Americans and Removal

A New Land: Texas and Annexation

Rivalry Along the Rio Grande: War with Mexico

The Slavery Issue: The Election of 1848

The Slavery Issue: Western Politics and the Compromise of 1850

Transportation: Paying for the Railroads

Union in Crisis: The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Republican Party

War on the Border: Bleeding Kansas

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