1801-1829 Jeffersonian Diplomacy U.S. Department of Seal
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1776-1783
1784-1800
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1830-1860
1861-1865
1866-1913
1914-1920
1921-1936
1937-1945
1946-1968
1969-1989
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Loiusiana Purchase
| As the United States spread across the Appalachians, the Mississippi River became increasingly important as a conduit for the produce of America's West (which at that time refered to the land between the Appalachians and the Mississippi).
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Acquisition of Florida
| The colonies of East Florida and West Florida remained loyal to the British during the war for American independence, but by the Treaty of Paris in 1783 they returned to Spanish control.
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Jefersonian Diplomacy
1801-1829
Thomas Jefferson, the first Secretary of State and later President, arranges the Louisiana Purchase and leads the new nation through troubled times.
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War of 1812
| As an important neutral trading nation, the United States became ensnarled in the European conflict that pitted Napoleonic France against Great Britain and her continental allies.
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Monroe Doctrine
| In his December 2, 1823, address to Congress, President James Monroe articulated United States' policy on the new political order developing in the rest of the Americas and the role of Europe in the Western Hemisphere.
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