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1850John C Calhoun decides to support the acquisition of all of Mexico, where in OTL he was opposed to it. In TTL he considered Mexico a place to expand slavery to. Thus, with Calhoun rallying the support of the South, the United States force Mexico to disband their government, and it becomes a territory of the United States in 1848. There was relatively little resistance by the population because of the unpopularity of the Santa Anna Government.
- By this time the territories of California, Chihuahua, Sonora, and some others are ready to be admitted to the Union. This arouses fierce debate in Washington, as none of these territories want to have slavery. The admission of so many free states would upset the balance in the senate between free and slave states. Thus a great compromise is needed. Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun step forward. After weeks of debate, there is a compromise, called the great compromise. It's details include the following:
All future states which will be admitted to the Union will decide upon the issue of slavery by popular sovereignty.A new fugitive slave law will be made in order to stop the escape of fugitive slaves.Federal grants will be made, encouraging current slave-holding states to break into smaller states, and non slave-holding states to combine, thus equalizing representation in the senate.
1853By this time Mexico has been carved up so that there are no so many states, thus appeasing the south. North Mexico includes Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Nueva Leon, Tamaulipas, and Coahuila. South Mexico contains Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, southern Veracruz, and Michoacan. Yucatan is made up of Campeche, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, and Tabasco. The remaining states make up the State of Mexico. All have been admitted to the union at this time.
- NOVEMBER. Abraham Lincoln wins the Election by a large majority, helped significantly by the electoral votes of the new Mexican states. Lincoln was seen as more friendly to other races because of his opposition to the expansion of slavery, and thus the former Mexicans supported him.
- The states of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and all the Texas states secede, claiming that Lincoln wanted to abolish slavery.
- Slavery is outlawed in the South causing the Civil War to start and bring despair.
- Confederate General Robert E. Lee moves his army into northern Virginia to counter McClellan who had recently crossed the border.
- MAY. McClellan and Lee meet in the battle of Manassas on the first. Lee routs McClellan and the Army of the Potomac retreats back over the Potomac.
- Before General Grant can move into the state of Alamo, he must first move his army south to deal with a rebellion by Mexican Nationalists who want to recreate the old Mexican Empire. Grant puts down the rebellion when he defeats the rebel forces in the siege of Mexico City. By the end of the month he is back at the border poised to cross the Rio Grande.
- On the sixth General Hooker leads an army of about 20,000 men across the Ohio river at Cairo, Illinois and begins marching down the east side. He is resupplied and protected by gunboats on the Mississippi. He is largely uncontested, save a few sporadic cavalry raids. He decides to divide his forces and sends about 5,000 men across the river to march north and capture St. Louis.
- JUNE. On the second, the contingent of men Hooker sent north is ambushed by a confederate force of about 10,000 men and destroyed.
- JANUARY. The Union decides they are going to commit everything to gamble everything on another push at Richmond. The Confederates decide they will defeat any northern attack and then go on the offensive attacking Washington D.C. Towards the end of the month the Mexican units are taking shape.
- MARCH. Grant withdraws 90% of all Union forces currently west of the Appalachians to the area outside Washington D.C. These soldiers will soon be replaced by even greater numbers of soldiers from Mexico.
- The Union launches operation Bone-Crusher on the 31st. Grant Marches into Virginia with nearly 80,000 men. Jackson has about 60,000 under his command. Both armies have been revitalized by the draft, and are fresh after a winter of rest. The two armies meet around Fredericksburg. Grant is repulsed in his initial assault on the Confederates who hold the high ground. but on the second day he performs a flanking maneuver and drives Jackson from the field. Neither side suffers more than mild casualties.
- APRIL. The second battle of Richmond starts. This time the Union forces completely encircle the city and a siege begins.
- MAY. General Burnside captures New Orleans, and General Hooker makes another excursion into Kentucky. Longstreet has returned east with almost all Confederate soldiers west of he Appalachians to try to relieve Jackson.
- MARCH. Lincoln and Grant start operation decimation. This will involve a shifting of troops west, while still maintaining a large army in the east to occupy Jackson. The Army under the Command of Burnside and Hooker swells to over 40,000 while Grant's force is still about 50,000. Jackson commands 40,000 men in the est, and sends Longstreet west to command a force of 25,000. The plan in the west is for Hooker to take 15,000 men east through Kentucky, Burnside to take 10,000 south into Alabama, and General Sherman to take 15,000 southeast towards Georgia. All three were ordered to destroy everything in their path.
- MAY. Longstreet engages Hooker near Bowling Green, KY. Longstreet's superior forces prevail, and Hooker retreats to the southwest, in an attempt to link up with Sherman. Grant continues to pursue Jackson, stretching his supply lines, while burning anything in his sight. An army consisting of entirely of Hispanics, officers and enlisted men begins an attack to take control of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri.
- JUNE. Burnside takes Jackson with only light resistance. almost all southern manpower currently available is under the control of Jackson or Longstreet. Hooker meets up with Sherman just prior to their arrival at Chattanooga. Longstreet also arrives, but does not engage the Union force. On the 18th Jackson sends Jeb Stuart to cut Grant's supply lines, and he succeeds, Grant is forced to retreat. Longstreet digs in on the south side of he Cumberland, with his 25,000 men, and the few thousand local defenders. Grant and Hooker prepare to attack with their forces of about 30,000, because they had been slightly re-inforced. Their forces manage to gain a foothold on the southern bank, but the fighting is bloody, and a breakout is not happening.
- JULY. On the fourth, a task force of about five thousand crosses the Cumberland ten miles down the river. They take Longstreet in the rear, and this as well as an attack from the front force Longstreet to flea. On the 18th, Burnside marches into Mobile.
- AUGUST. Grant makes one last push in the summer campaigns and attacks Jackson at Charlottesville on the 31st. Both sides take high casualties, and Grant retreats. However, the victor is Grant, as the South cannot afford these casualties as well. Sherman marches into Georgia, but is harassed the whole way by Longstreet. Burnside has to stop his advance because of his long supply lines.
- SEPTEMBER. Both sides take an opportunity to rest and resupply. All of the land west of the Mississippi is now under union control.
- February. Jackson gathers the remainder of the Confederacies man power. He recalls Longstreet and leaves only a ghost force to hold down the west. Jackson summons about 65,000 men. Grant recalls all of Burnside's forces, and a portion of Sherman's. This leaves Sherman with about 20,000, while Grant summons about 70,000.
- March. The confederates take the union off guard launching an attack earlier than expected. Grant falls back across the Potomac.
- April. Jackson crosses the Potomac. His goal is to capture Philadelphia. He meets with Grant at the battle of Antietam. Grant is defeated, but at a high cost to Jackson. In the west, Sherman takes Atlanta.
- June. Jackson again meets Grant at the battle of Baltimore. Grant is victorious, after a failed charge which devastates the confederate forces. Sherman sacks Augusta.
- July. Jackson retreats into Virginia, with Grant hot on his heels.
- August. Sherman sacks Savannah. Grant relentlessly pursues Jackson, wearing down his forces.
- September. Jackson is still running.
- October. The confederate government is moved to Raleigh, as Sherman closes in on Charleston. Sherman does reach Charleston on Halloween.
- November. Sherman makes camp in Charleston. Grant does the same back in Maryland. Jackson does the same near Norfolk. Lincoln wins reelection.
- March. Sherman moves north along the coast. Grant moves south into Virginia. He engages Jackson at the battle of Norfolk. Grant suffers heavy casualties, but he quickly replaces it. Jackson can't replace what he loses.
- April. Sherman reaches Raleigh, NC. Grant fights Jackson at Newport news. Again Grant suffers heavy losses, but the ones suffered by Jackson are far more lethal.
- May. Jackson is surrounded at Elizabeth City, NC when he is taken from behind by Sherman, who is advancing up the coast. Jackson surrenders and the Civil War is over.
- July. On the fourth, Abraham Lincoln announces he will allow all former confederate states back into the Union. Once they ratify the 13th amendment banning slavery, and 25% of the population signed pledges of loyalty to the union they would be readmitted with full rights. Many more radical republicans question the wisdom of this, but Lincoln was the unquestioned leader of the nation, so they went along.
- Civil War Ends.
- Franco-Prussian war starts in Europe. The Germans win a decisive victory.
- The Federal government is able to pass various civil rights laws, guaranteeing All male citizens over 21 the right to vote.
- Some outraged northerners take things into their own hands and begin making raids into Canada. Lincoln and the government quickly denounce these raids as vigilante and illegal. They continue for months, despite the governments efforts to put them down. Lincoln and his military successfully capture Canadian territory such the three major Canadian provinces of Yukon, British Colombia(Columbia), and Alberta(Metisland). The three occupied territories then later get annexed into the US and become three new states.
McKinley elected. The successfully purchases Philippines from Spain, because The Spanish are deep in debt. The people are no friendlier to the Americans than to the Spanish. Spanish-American War breaks out in the Spanish colonies in the Caribbean, US navy and army wins and defeats the Spanish colonial military. Spain gives up Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica(Spanish colony in ATL) and Puerto Rico. Later these new given land from Spain became more new states to the US.
Expansion of American influence is complete in Latin America, Belize, and Guatemala become newer states to the Union, while all of South America are now satellite states to the United States of American Empire.
"I the president of the United States of the American Empire declare our annual 300th anniversary of our nation existence! Forever our people and our home will be protected and helped by our allies, in our efforts to maintaining a better and yet brighter future for our beautiful old country we call America!" -President Miles C. Turner, Republican.