APUSH Period 4

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In History
  • Eli Whitney Patented the Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney Patented the Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented a simple machine that influenced the history of the United States. The South's failing cotton industry skyrocketed due to the ability to effectively clean the cotton and sell it to the North. Eli invented this machine in 1793 and patented in 1794 but not validated until 1807.
  • Thomas Jefferson was elected president

    Thomas Jefferson was elected president
    In what is sometimes referred to as the "Revolution of 1800", Vice President Thomas Jefferson defeated President John Adams. The election was a realigning election that ushered in a generation of Democratic-Republican Party rule and the eventual demise of the Federalist Party in the First Party System.
  • Gabriel Prosser Slave Revolt

    Gabriel Prosser Slave Revolt
    A slave revolt led by Gabriel Prosser which was figured out before it could be executed. Prosser and 25 of his followers were hung for planning it.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The treaty describes the United States acquisition of more than 529,911,680 acres of territory from France in 1803. This greatly increased the size, power, and wealth of the U.S.
  • Marbury Vs. Madison

    Marbury Vs. Madison
    Marbury v. Madison, argued the principle of "judicial review" -- the power of federal courts to void acts of Congress in conflict with the Constitution.
  • Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Having started upstream on the Missouri River from their St. Louis-area camp—where they had been preparing for the expedition since fall 1803—on May 14, William Clark and nearly four dozen other men met up with Meriwether Lewis on May 20
  • Chesaoeake-Leopard Affair

    Chesaoeake-Leopard Affair
    The Chesapeake–Leopard affair was a naval engagement that occurred off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia, on 22 June 1807, between the British warship HMS Leopard and the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
  • Embargo act

    Embargo act
    The Embargo Act of 1807 was a law passed by the United State Congress and signed by President Thomas Jefferson on December 22, 1807. It prohibited American ships from trading in all foreign ports.
  • James Madison Elected President

    James Madison Elected President
    James Madison, the Democratic-Republican candidate, defeated Federalist candidate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney decisively and became the fourth president of the U.S.
  • Non-Intercourse Act

    Non-Intercourse Act
    The Non-Intercourse Act lifted all embargoes on American shipping except for those bound for British or French ports. This was a substitute for the Embargo Act of 1807, which had prohibited any export of goods from the US. Like the Embargo Act, this act was pretty much unenforceable and did not work.
  • Francis Cabot Lowell Smuggled Memorized Textile Mill Plans From Manchester, England

    Francis Cabot Lowell Smuggled Memorized Textile Mill Plans From Manchester, England
    Francis Cabot Lowell said to be the principal founder of what is said to have been the world's first textile mill in which were performed all operations converting raw cotton into finished cloth. He got all his ideas for his factory while on a trip to the British Isles where he closely studied textile mills of Lancashire and Scotland.
  • Death of Tecumseh

    Death of Tecumseh
    Tecumseh led a remnant of the confederation into an alliance with Britain during the War of 1812. At the Battle of the Thames in 1813, the British and Native Americans were defeated by an American force, Tecumseh was killed, and the surviving Native Americans withdrew from the alliance.
  • The British Burn Washington DC

    The British Burn Washington DC
    During the War of 1812 between the United States and England, British troops enter Washington, D.C. and burn the White House in retaliation for the American attack on the city of York in Ontario, Canada, in June 1812.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    The Hartford Convention was held by Federalists in protest of the War of 1812. They even discussed the idea of secession. Because of this when the war ended in something of a victory for the US, the Federalists appeared to be unpatriotic and defeatist, which killed the federralist party.
  • End of the War of 1812

    End of the War of 1812
    On December 24, 1814, The Treaty of Ghent was signed by British and American representatives at Ghent, Belgium, ending the War of 1812. By terms of the treaty, all conquered territory was to be returned, and commissions were planned to settle the boundary of the United States and Canada.
  • Era of Good Feeling Began

    Era of Good Feeling Began
    The Era of Good Feelings marked a period in the political history of the United States that reflected a sense of national purpose and a desire for unity among Americans in the aftermath of the War of 1812.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    The Battle of New Orleans was a series of engagements fought between December 14, 1814 and January 18, 1815, constituting the last major battle of the War of 1812. American combatants, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, prevented a much larger British force, commanded by Admiral Alexander Cochrane and General Edward Pakenham, from seizing New Orleans and the vast territory the United States had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Treaty of Ghent Ratified

    Treaty of Ghent Ratified
    The Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain. Peace negotiations began in Ghent, Belgium, starting in August of 1814. After four months of talks, the treaty was signed on December 24, 1814. The Senate unanimously ratified the Treaty of Ghent on February 16, 1815.
  • Rush-Bagot Treaty

    Rush-Bagot Treaty
    The Treaty demilitarized the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, where many British naval armaments and forts still remained, and laid the basis for a demilitarized boundary between the US and British North America.
  • James Monroe Elected President

    James Monroe Elected President
    James Monroe a Democratic-Republican running against Rufus King was Elected in 1817. He was the fifth U.S. president, oversaw major westward expansion of the U.S. and strengthened American foreign policy in 1823 with the Monroe Doctrine, a warning to European countries against further colonization and intervention in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Anglo-American Convention

    Anglo-American Convention
    The Anglo-American Convention held in 1818 set the boundary between the Missouri Territory in the United States and British North America at the forty-ninth parallel.
  • Adams-Onis Treaty

    Adams-Onis Treaty
    The Adams–Onís Treaty of 1819 or the Transcontinental Treaty, was a treaty between the United States and Spain in 1819 that ceded Florida to the U.S.
  • McCulloch vs. Maryland

    McCulloch vs. Maryland
    In McCulloch v. Maryland the Supreme Court ruled that Congress had implied powers under the Necessary and Proper Clause of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution to create the Second Bank of the United States and that the state of Maryland lacked the power to tax the Bank.
  • Panic of 1819

    Panic of 1819
    The Panic of 1819 was the first major peacetime financial crisis in the United States followed by a general collapse of the American economy persisting through 1821.
  • Dartmouth College vs. Woodward

    Dartmouth College vs. Woodward
    Dartmouth College vs. Woodward case occurred because of the attempt made by New Hampshire to turn Dartmouth into a public school. U.S. Supreme Court case in which the court held that the charter of Dartmouth College granted in 1769 by King George III of England was a contract and, as such, could not be impaired by the New Hampshire legislature.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    In an effort to preserve the balance of power in Congress between slave and free states, the Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state.
  • Denmark Vesey Slave Revolt

    Denmark Vesey Slave Revolt
    In 1822 Vesey was alleged to be the ringleader of a planned slave revolt. Vesey and his followers were said to be planning to kill slaveholders in Charleston, liberate the slaves, and sail to the black republic of Haiti for refuge.
  • Monroe Doctirne

    Monroe Doctirne
    A statement of foreign policy which proclaimed that Europe should not interfere in affairs within the United States or in the development of other countries in the Western Hemisphere.
  • John Quincy Adams Elected President (Corrupt Bargain)

    John Quincy Adams Elected President (Corrupt Bargain)
    This was the first election decided by the House of Representatives after the passage of the Twelfth Amendment, which had been ratified in the wake of the election of 1800. This was a "Corrupt Bargain" because Andrew Jackson the other candidate should have clearly won. Adams only won because the Speaker of the House, Henry Clay, Hated Jackson and convinced the House of Adams.
  • Gibbons vs. Ogden

    Gibbons vs. Ogden
    The Supreme Court in the Gibbons v. Ogden case decided that the United States held that the power to regulate interstate commerce, granted to Congress by the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, encompassed the power to regulate navigation. This decision served to vastly expand the power of Congress and the federal government.
  • Erie Canal Completed

    Erie Canal Completed
    the original Erie Canal traversed 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo. It was the longest artificial waterway and the greatest public works project in North America. The canal put New York on the map as the Empire State. New York being the leader in population, industry, and economic strength.
  • Tariff of Abominations

    Tariff of Abominations
    The controversial 1828 Tariff of Abominations was designed to protect American industry from cheaper British commodities. Opposition to the rise of taxes on raw materials, like cotton and tobacco, in the South, led to the Nullification Crisis, which later led to the Civil war.
  • Andrew Jackson Elected President

    Andrew Jackson Elected President
    It featured a re-match between incumbent President John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson, who won a plurality of the electoral college vote in the 1824 election. This time Jackson won because Henry Clay wasn't there to cheat hiom out again.
  • Creation of the Whig Party in the U.S.

    Creation of the Whig Party in the U.S.
    It originally formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic Party. In particular, the Whigs supported the supremacy of the US Congress over the Presidency and favored a program of modernization, banking, and economic protectionism to stimulate manufacturing.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act was signed by President Andrew Jackson. The law authorized the president to negotiate with southern Indian tribes for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their lands.
  • Worcester vs. Georgia

    Worcester vs. Georgia
    In the Worcester vs. Georgia case, The Cherokee Indians constituted a nation holding distinct sovereign powers. Although the decision became the foundation of the principle of tribal sovereignty in the twentieth century, it did not protect the Cherokees from being removed from their ancestral homeland in the Southeast.