Louis and Clark discovering the western territory. Sent by Thomas Jefferson.
James Madisan Election
Winner of the Presidential Election of 1808
War of 1812
Also known as "Madison's War"
The Missouri Compromise
admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. Maine immediately gives right to vote and education to all male citizens. The compromise also prohibited slavery in the remainder of the Louisiana Purchase north of 36°30'N lat. (southern boundary of Missouri).
Erie Canal Completion
major transportation achievement which made New York and New York City ascend commercially.
Election of Andrew Jackson
Winner of the election of 1828
a Baptist slave preacher, leads a revolt in Southampton County, Virginia, killing at least 57 whites. Alabama makes it illegal for Blacks to preach
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Karl Marx publishes Communist Manifesto
Oregon organized as territory
Lincoln Elected President
Major accomplishement "Emancipaton Proclaimation"
First Flight in Kitty Hawk
World War I
Begins in Europe
Asking Mexicans to become their allies against the U.S. and they will get some of their land back in return