Pony Express Debuts-April 3 1860
On this day in 1860, the first Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay teams, simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
Beckwith Expedition
It is the most widely-recognized landmark in the US. Delicate Arch is located at the end of a moderately strenuous, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) hiking trail from the par...
First Transcontinental Railroad - Video
This is a Ken Burns style video about the First Transcontinental Railroad that I made for a school project. All music is credited to the artist in the credit...
American pioneer
American pioneers are any of the people in American history who migrated west to join in settling and developing new areas. The term especially refers to those who were going to settle any territory w...
American pioneer - Wikipedia
Butterfield Overland Mail
The Butterfield Overland Mail Trail was a stagecoach service in the United States, operating from 1857 to 1861. It carried passengers and U.S. Mail from two eastern termini, Memphis, Tennessee and St...
Butterfield Overland Mail - Wikipedia
Erie Canal
The Erie Canal is a canal in New York that originally ran about 363 miles (584 km) from Albany, New York, on the Hudson River to Buffalo, New York, at Lake Erie. Built to create a navigable water...
Erie Canal - Wikipedia
Lewis and Clark Expedition
The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, departing in May 1804,...
Lewis and Clark Expedition - Wikipedia
Mexican–American War
The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War, the U.S.–Mexican War or the Invasion of Mexico, was an armed conflict between the United States and the Centralist Republic of Mexico (which be...
Mexican–American War - Wikipedia
Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii
The overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii refers to the coup d'état that took place on January 17, 1893 in the Hawaiian Islands, in which anti-monarchical insurgents within the Kingdom of Hawaii, compos...
Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii - Wikipedia
Philippine–American War
The Philippine–American War (Filipino/Tagalog: Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano) (1899–1902) was an armed conflict between the United States and Filipino revolutionaries.The conflict arose from the struggl...
Philippine–American War - Wikipedia
Spanish–American War
The Spanish–American War (Spanish: Guerra hispano-estadounidense) was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. U.S....
Spanish–American War - Wikipedia
United States territorial acquisitions
This is a United States territorial acquisitions and conquests list, beginning with American independence. Note that this list primarily concerns land the United States acquired from other nation-stat...
United States territorial acquisitions - Wikipedia
Louisiana Purchase
The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane "Sale of Louisiana") was the acquisition of the Louisiana territory (828,000 square miles) by the United States from France in 1803. The U.S. ...
Louisiana Purchase - Wikipedia
Pony Express Debuts-April 3 1860
On this day in 1860, the first Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay teams, simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
Against Imperialism
William Jennings Bryan, a prominent American politician in the 1890s, made a series of speeches during his political career that warned against the harms and hubris of American imperialism. These spee...
Conestoga wagon
The Conestoga wagon is a heavy, covered wagon that was used extensively during the late eighteenth century and the nineteenth century in the United States and Canada. It was large enough to transport ...
Conestoga wagon - Wikipedia
Zebulon Pike
Zebulon Montgomery Pike (January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813) was an American brigadier general and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. As a United States Army captain in 1806–1807, h...
Zebulon Pike - Wikipedia
Joshua Pilcher
Joshua Pilcher (March 15, 1790 in Culpeper County, Virginia – June 5, 1843 in St. Louis, Missouri) was an American fur trader and Indian agent. After Manuel Lisa's death in 1820, Pilcher became the ow...
Crawford Affair
The Crawford Affair was a battle fought between Mexico and the United States in January 1886 during the Geronimo Campaign. Captain Emmet Crawford was commanding a company of Apache scouts, sixty miles...
Crawford Affair - Wikipedia
Indian old field
Indian Old Field, or simply Old Field, was a common term used in Colonial American times and up until the early nineteenth century United States, by white explorers, surveyors, cartographers and settl...
Land Run of 1893
The Land Run of 1893, also known as the Cherokee Strip Land Run, marked the opening to settlement of the Cherokee Outlet, in what would become the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The run began at noon on Sep...
Land Run of 1893 - Wikipedia
Fort Henry on the Missouri River
Fort Henry on the Missouri River, located at the mouth of the Yellowstone where it enters the Missouri, was established on October 1, 1822 by a party of men led by Major Andrew Henry, who mounted the...