The 1789-1860 American Republic ClipArt gallery provides 109 images of the time in United States history between the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War, marked by establishment and evolution of the government, and rapid growth and expansion.

The fall of the Alamo

Alamo

The fall of the Alamo

The fall of the Alamo

Alamo

The fall of the Alamo

The Alamo in Texas.

Alamo

The Alamo in Texas.

The Battle of the Alamo was fought in February and March 1836 in San Antonio, Texas. The conflict, a part of the Texas Revolution, was the first step in Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's attempt to retake the province of Texas after an insurgent army of Texian settlers and adventurers from the United States had driven out all Mexican troops the previous year. Mexican forces began a siege of the Texian forces garrisoned at the Alamo Mission on Tuesday, February 23. For the next twelve days, Mexican cannons advanced slowly to positions nearer the Alamo walls, while Texian soldiers worked to improve their defenses.

The Alamo

The Battle of the Alamo was fought in February and March 1836 in San Antonio, Texas. The conflict, a…

The site of the historic 1836 battle in Texas.

The Alamo

The site of the historic 1836 battle in Texas.

The Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, now a museum in San Antonio, Texas located at 30 Alamo Plaza. The compound which originally comprised a santuary and surrounding buildings, was built by the Spanish Empire in the 18tth century for education of local Native Americans after their conversion to Christianity. In 1793, the mission was secularized and soon abandoned. Ten years later, it became a fortress housing the Mexican Army group the Second Flying Company of San Carlos de Parras. Mesican soldiers held the mission until December 1835, when General Matrin Perfecto de Cos surrendered it to the Texian Army following the siege of Bexar. A relatively small number of Texian soldiers then occupied the compound. Texian General Sam Houston believed the Texians did not have the manpower to hold the fort and ordered Colonel James Bowie to destroy it. Bowie chose to disregard those orders and instead worked with Colonel James C. Neill to fortify the mission. On February 23, Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna led a large force of Mexican soldiers into San Antonio de Bexar and promptly initiated a siege. The siege ended on March 6, when the Mexican army attacked the Alamo; by the end of the Battle of the Alamo all or almost all of the defenders were killed. When the Mexican army retreated from Texas at the end of the Texas Revolution, they tore down many of the Alamo walls and burned some of the building

The Alamo

The Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, is a former Roman Catholic mission and…

Naval battle between an American ship and an Algerine corsair.

Capture of an Algerine Corsair

Naval battle between an American ship and an Algerine corsair.

The defeat of the American Dragoons. A dragoon is a soldier trained to fight on foot, but use horseback as transportation.

American Dragoon

The defeat of the American Dragoons. A dragoon is a soldier trained to fight on foot, but use horseback…

Aqueduct through a wooded area.

Aqueduct Near the Battle-Field of Chapultepec

Aqueduct through a wooded area.

The grateful citizens of Baltimore presented Colonel Armistead with an elegant silver vase, in the form and of the size of the largest bomb-shell thrown into the fort by the British, during the War of 1812.

The Armistead Vase

The grateful citizens of Baltimore presented Colonel Armistead with an elegant silver vase, in the form…

The attack on Fort Ontario in Oswego on May 5, 1814.

Attack on Fort Ontario

The attack on Fort Ontario in Oswego on May 5, 1814.

The attack on New Orleans, during the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

Attack on New Orleans

The attack on New Orleans, during the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

A monument for The Battle of North Point, fought on September 12, 1814.

Battle of North Point Monument

A monument for The Battle of North Point, fought on September 12, 1814.

The Battle of Bladensburg was a battle fought during the War of 1812. The defeat of the American forces there allowed the British to capture and burn Washington, D.C.

The Bridge at Bladensburg in 1861

The Battle of Bladensburg was a battle fought during the War of 1812. The defeat of the American forces…

The monument for General Jacob Brown, who fought in the War of 1812.

General Brown's Monument

The monument for General Jacob Brown, who fought in the War of 1812.

Cover of pamphlet on the Burns case.

Burns Case

Cover of pamphlet on the Burns case.

An illustration of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804. They both fired and Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton.

Burr-Hamilton Duel

An illustration of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804. They…

A "Long Tom." A cannon used during Madison's administration.

Cannon

A "Long Tom." A cannon used during Madison's administration.

The remains of the Capitol Building after the fire during the War of 1812.

Capitol Building After the Fire

The remains of the Capitol Building after the fire during the War of 1812.

The Burning of Washington took place in 1814, during the Anglo-American War of 1812. British forces occupied Washington, D.C. and set fire to many public buildings. The facilities of the U.S. government, including the White House, were largely destroyed.

Remains of the Capitol After the Fire of 1814

The Burning of Washington took place in 1814, during the Anglo-American War of 1812. British forces…

The remains of Fort Castine.

Remains of Fort Castine

The remains of Fort Castine.

The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815, and was the final major battle of the War of 1812. It took place about five miles south of New Orleans on the grounds of Chalmette Plantation.

Chalmette's Plantation

The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815, and was the final major battle of the War of…

Box in which the Connecticut Charer was kept.

Charter Box

Box in which the Connecticut Charer was kept.

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

The Constitution engaging two British ships, the Cyane and Levant.

The Consititution Capturing the Cyane and Levant

The Constitution engaging two British ships, the Cyane and Levant.

"Celebrating the adoption of the Constitution in New York."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Constitution celebration

"Celebrating the adoption of the Constitution in New York."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

When civil law was restored, Jackson was fined for contempt of court for proclaiming martial law in New Orleans.

The Old Courthouse Where Jackson was Fined for Contempt of Court

When civil law was restored, Jackson was fined for contempt of court for proclaiming martial law in…

(1786-1836) Davy Crocket finds a deer that had just been killed.

David Crockett

(1786-1836) Davy Crocket finds a deer that had just been killed.

(1786-1836) Davy Crocket guided by friendly native Americans.

David Crockett

(1786-1836) Davy Crocket guided by friendly native Americans.

The Battle of Crysler's Farm, also known as the Battle of Crysler's Field, was a battle of the War of 1812 fought on November 11, 1813.

Crysler's in 1855

The Battle of Crysler's Farm, also known as the Battle of Crysler's Field, was a battle of the War of…

Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr (5 January 1779 – 22 March 1820) was an American naval officer notable for his heroism in the Barbary Wars and in the War of 1812. He was the youngest man to reach the rank of captain in the history of the United States Navy, and the first American celebrated as a national military hero who had not played a role in the American Revolution.

Decatur's Medal, Back

Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr (5 January 1779 – 22 March 1820) was an American naval officer notable…

Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 - June 3, 1861) was an American politician from the western state of Illinois, and was the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860. He lost to the Republican Party's candidate, Abraham Lincoln.

Monument to Stephen A. Douglas

Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 - June 3, 1861) was an American politician from the western state…

A duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, in which Hamilton was killed.

Duel Between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton

A duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, in which Hamilton was killed.

Emigrants crossing the plains

Emigrants

Emigrants crossing the plains

Emigrants on the road to the West.

Emigrants

Emigrants on the road to the West.

Federal Hall, located at 26 Wall Street in New York City, was the first capitol of the United States of America and the site of George Washington's first inauguration in 1789. It is also the place where the United States Bill of Rights was passed. The original building was demolished in the nineteenth century and replaced by the current structure.

Federal Hall, 1789

Federal Hall, located at 26 Wall Street in New York City, was the first capitol of the United States…

In the 1810s, William Henry Harrison used Fort Defiance as one base for his attacks against Native Americans during what is sometimes called Tecumseh's War.

Site of Fort Defiance, in 1860

In the 1810s, William Henry Harrison used Fort Defiance as one base for his attacks against Native Americans…

The Treaty of Fort Harmar was an agreement between the United States government and several Native American tribes with claims to the Ohio Country. it was signed at Fort Harmar, near present-day Marietta, Ohio, on January 9, 1789.

Fort Harmar

The Treaty of Fort Harmar was an agreement between the United States government and several Native American…

Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812 when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in the Chesapeake Bay.

Ruins of Battery at Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812…

Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812 when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in the Chesapeake Bay.

Sallyport at Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812…

Fort Niagra, viewed from Fort George, in 1812.

Fort Niagra, from Fort George, in 1812

Fort Niagra, viewed from Fort George, in 1812.

In 1749, a Suplican priest, Abbé Picquet, built a mission fort named Fort de La Présentation, or Fort Oswegatchie, near the junction of the Oswegatchie River and the St Lawrence River.

Fort Oswegatchie

In 1749, a Suplican priest, Abbé Picquet, built a mission fort named Fort de La Présentation, or Fort…

Fort Washington was a fort in the early history of Cincinnati, Ohio and was used by General Josiah Harmar.

Fort Washington, On the Site of Cincinnati

Fort Washington was a fort in the early history of Cincinnati, Ohio and was used by General Josiah Harmar.

The "Forty-Niners" examining sand in serach of gold.

Forty-Niners

The "Forty-Niners" examining sand in serach of gold.

Political cartoon of unfairly redrawn congressional districts, origin of the term "gerrymander".

The "Gerrymander"

Political cartoon of unfairly redrawn congressional districts, origin of the term "gerrymander".

The gold box that the city of New York gave to Gen. Jacob Brown after the battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane.

General Brown's Gold Box

The gold box that the city of New York gave to Gen. Jacob Brown after the battles of Chippewa and Lundy's…

San Francisco, shortly after the discovery of gold in California.

Gold Rush

San Francisco, shortly after the discovery of gold in California.

The gravesite of William Burrows,Samuel Blyth, and Waters who fought in the War of 1812.

Graves of Burrows, Blyth, and Waters

The gravesite of William Burrows,Samuel Blyth, and Waters who fought in the War of 1812.

Duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

Hamilton and Burr

Duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

The grave site of William Henry Harrison in Northbend, Ohio.

Harrison's grave

The grave site of William Henry Harrison in Northbend, Ohio.

On May 3, 1813, during the War of 1812, Havre de Grace was under siege by British Admiral George Cockburn.

Havre de Grace

On May 3, 1813, during the War of 1812, Havre de Grace was under siege by British Admiral George Cockburn.

The place where Andrew Jackson was buried in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Hermitage in 1861

The place where Andrew Jackson was buried in Nashville, Tennessee.

Isaac Hull (March 9, 1773 - February 13, 1843), was a Commodore in the United States Navy.

Isaac Hull's Monument

Isaac Hull (March 9, 1773 - February 13, 1843), was a Commodore in the United States Navy.

Impressment of American sailors by the English.

Impressment

Impressment of American sailors by the English.

The English Royal Navy would impress American sailors, kidnapping them to force them to serve in the military.

Impressment of American Sailors

The English Royal Navy would impress American sailors, kidnapping them to force them to serve in the…

The installation of Washington.

Installation

The installation of Washington.

This illustration shows the invasion of Kansas during the controversial period of time with free and slave states.

Invasion of Kansas

This illustration shows the invasion of Kansas during the controversial period of time with free and…

A drawing of Andrew Jackson receiving delegates.

Jackson as President Receiving Delegates

A drawing of Andrew Jackson receiving delegates.

The headquarters of Andrew Jackson in New Orleans during the War of 1812.

Jackson's Headquarters

The headquarters of Andrew Jackson in New Orleans during the War of 1812.

During the War of 1812, when British forces threatened New Orleans, Jackson took command of the defenses, including militia from several western states and territories.

Jackson's Headquarters, New Orleans

During the War of 1812, when British forces threatened New Orleans, Jackson took command of the defenses,…