Political Geography of the Gulf South

1783 Peace Treaty

1791 Vermont carved from NY

1792 Kentucky carved from "Virginia"

1792 Kentucky carved from "Virginia"

1803 Ohio enters Union

1803 SpainFranceU.S. Louisiana Purchase

1812 Louisiana enters Union

1812-1815 England returns to North American stage

1816 Indiana carved from Old Northwest

1817 Mississippi carved from Mississippi Territory

1818 Illinois carved from Old Northwest

1819 Alabama carved from Mississippi Territory

1819 U.S. Treaty with Spain for Florida

1821 Missouri becomes first "Western" state

1821 Mexican Revolution

1820s1836-1845 Republic of Texas

1836 Arkansas; westward forced relocation of natives

1845 Florida and Texas join Union; U.S. war with Mexico