1800-1876

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In History
  • Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress is founded
  • White house

    John Adams is the first president to move into the white house.
  • 3rd President

    Thomas Jefferson is elected as the third president of the United State by the Electoral College.
  • War with Tripoli

    Tripoli proclaims war against the U.S. The U.S had refused to pay additional tribute to commerce raiding corsairs.
  • Marbury vs Madison

    The Judicial Court established that they could tear down laws that were unconstitutional establishing them as an equal branch of the three.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Thomas Jefferson doubles the size of the United States with his purchase of the Louisiana territory.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Thomas Jefferson orders Lewis and Clark to map the Louisiana territory.
  • Thomas Jefferson re-elected

    Thomas Jefferson is re-elected to serve a second term as president of the United States.
  • Michigan Territory

    The Michigan Territory is established.
  • Peace with Tripoli

    Peace is finally made with Tripoli which secured commercial shipping rights.
  • The National Road

    The National Road is given an okay to be built. This would be the first federally funded highway to be built.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition ending.

    The Lewis and Clark expedition ends.
  • 4th President

    James Madison is selected to be the 4th president of the United States by the electoral college.
  • Importation of Slaves

    The importation of slaves is prohibited. Illegal importation of slaves continues.
  • The Illinois Territory is Established.

  • 4,000 Stolen

    4,000 American soldiers are stolen from their ships by Britain which causes trade between America and Britain to stop.
  • Request to go to War

    Madison asks Congress to declare war on Great Britain.
  • Congress approves war against Britain

    War of 1812 begins officially.
  • James Madison's second Term

    Jame Madison is elected for a second term as president of the U.S.
  • Battle of York

    American troops raid Toronto, Canada but do not occupy it.
  • Battle of Stoney Creek

    Despite the Americans having a force three times the size the British had, the British win with 700 men.
  • White house Burns

    The White house id burned to the ground by British forces in return to the Americans destroying Canadian public buildings.
  • Star-Spangled Banner

    Francis Scott Key writes the song 'Star-Spangled Banner' while watching the British attack Fort McHenry.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    The Americans and the British sign a treaty calling for peace in the war of 1812.
  • Last Battle

    The last battle of the war of 1812 occurs after the signing of the treaty where. Andrew Jackson wins the battle against the British
  • 5th President

    James Monroe wins the presidential election making him the 5th president of the United States.
  • Eries Canal

    Construction of the Eries canal starts in Rome, New York.
  • Flag

    Congress formally adopts a flag with thirteen red and white stripes and one star for each state in the union.
  • The Panic of 1819

    The heavy amount of borrowing by the government to finance the War of 1812 was a leading cause of the economic decline in the U.S.
  • Florida

    Florida is given to America from the Spanish in the Adam-onis Treaty.
  • Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise goes into effect which was suggested by Henry Clay.
  • James Monroe re-election

    James Monroe is re-elected into the presidential office with a massive win of 231 to 1.
  • The Monroe Doctrine

    James Monroe gives His speech the Monroe Doctrine which states that the western hemisphere is to not be colonized by the eastern countries in Europe.
  • 6th President

    John Quincy Adams wins the election just barely after the electoral college does not yield a majority vote thus sending it to the house of representatives.
  • New York Abolishes Slavery

  • South Carolina Nullifys

    South Carolina, in response to the Tariff of Abominations, begins to process of nullification.
  • 7th president

    Andrew Jackson wins the voting against John Quincy Adams and is elected as the next President.
  • Smithsonian

    The Smithsonian Institute is founded
  • Typewriter

    William Austin Burt obtains a patent for the Typewriter
  • Indian Removal Act

    the Indian Removal Act facilitated the relocation of Indian tribes from east of the Mississippi River. this created the trail of tears.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    A local slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, led by Nat Turner, a black slave, kills fifty-seven white citizens.
  • Natural Protection

    Andrew Jackson signed a bill that protected four parcels of land with natural mineral hot springs.
  • Compromising tariff

    The United States Congress passed a compromise tariff act in response to South Carolina's objections.
  • Force Bill

    Andrew Jackson passes another bill stating he can enforce federal law in South Carolina if necessary.
  • Assasination

    The first attempt on a president's life. A house painter fires two shots at Andrew Jackson and misses.
  • Start of Texas Revolution

  • Battle of the Alamo

    the battle of the Alamo was 139 Texans fighting 3,000 of Santa Fe's soldiers which lasts 13 days.
  • 8th President

    Martin Van Buren, a Democrat, wins the Presidential election for 8th president of the U.S
  • Electronic Printing Press

    The patent for the first United States electronic printing press is awarded to Thomas Davenport.
  • 9th President

    William Henry Henderson wins the election for the President against the previous president Martin Van Buren.
  • William Henry Harrison's death

    William Henry Harrison dies after just 1 month in office from pneumonia. John Tyler takes over as the 9th president.
  • Treaty of Wanghia

    The United States signs a treaty with China called the treaty of Wanghia. It is the first signed treaty between the two nations.
  • 11th President

    James.K.Polk is elected as the 10th president of the United States.
  • Texas a part of the United States.

    The Congress of Texas votes to be annexed into the United States.
  • Battle of Mexico City

    Quitman's division entered a deserted city, which had been abandoned by Santa Anna's forces during the night on September 15.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo

    End of the Mexico war. Mexico cedes California, texas, and New Mexico.
  • The Declaration of Sentiment

    The Declaration of Sentiment os signed by 100 men and women advocating for women's rights for the first time in New York.
  • 12th President

    Zachary Taylor considered a hero from the Mexico War, is elected as President by the electoral college.
  • 13th President

    Millard Fillmore is elected as the 13th president of the United States
  • The Compromise of 1850

    In response to America gaining territory from Mexico which is almost all below the Missouri compromise line. This called for another compromise in an attempt to avoid civil war.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes her masterpiece 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'
  • 14th President

    Franklin Pierce wins the election for the 13th president of the united states against Winifield Scott.
  • The Gadson Purchase

    The United States buy a 29,640 sq mile piece of land that is now compromised of Arizona and New Mexico for $10 million.
  • Kansas-Nebraska act

    Kansas-Nebraska act goes into effect allowing Nebraska and Kansas to decide if they are a slave state or not by popular sovereignty.
  • The Shuttle Sewing Machine.

    The Shuttle Sewing Machine and its machine motor are patented by Isaac M. Singer, improving the development of the sewing machine.
  • 15th President

    James C.Buchanan is elected as the 14th president of the United States of America.
  • Dred Scott Case

    The Supreme court rules that even if a slave is transported to a free state they are not free.
  • The pony express begins

  • 15th President

    Abraham Lincoln wins the vote for the 15th president of the United States.
  • Secession

    North Carolina responds to Lincoln winning the Election by being the first American state to Secede from the United States.
  • Fort Sumter

    The confederacy fires on Fort Sumter which is considered the start of the civil war.
  • first battle of Bull Run

    The First Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, Virginia occurs with the repulsion of Union forces by the Confederacy. The confederacy easily wins this battle against the union.
  • Homestead act

    granted family farms of 160 acres (65 hectares) to settlers.
  • Emancipation proclamation.

    Abraham Lincoln states that any slaves that escape to the union would be free as of Jan 1 1863
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The bloodiest battle of the civil war occurs in Gettysburg. It lasts from July 1 to July 3.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Abraham Lincoln gives one of the most famous American speeches to this day. He speaks at the town cemetery where many of the soldiers may have been buried.
  • Signing at Appomattox

    General Robert E.Lee gives up his soldiers numbered 27,000 to Ulysses S.Grant.
  • Abraham Assassinated

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford theater when John Wilkes Booth walks up behind Abraham and fires a shot. He then runs to a warehouse where he is captured.
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    The thirteenth amendment abolishes slavery in the United States.
  • Impeachment

    Johnson was charged with violating the Tenure of Office Act by trying to remove the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. The President is acquitted by one vote.
  • 18th President

    Ulysses s.Grant wins the election making him the 18th president of the United States.
  • First African American to Hold an Office

    Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi takes his place in the United States Senate.
  • 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment stated that blacks were given the right to vote and that color of skin was not a reason to withhold the right to vote.
  • Rights Restored to the South

    Southern states are given the right to vote except for a select few confederate leaders.
  • Economic Depression

    An economic depression begins when the New York stock market crashed, setting off a financial panic that caused bank failures.