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    19th Century Reform 1800-1850

  • Thomas Jefferson elected President

  • Ohio outlaws slavery

  • Louisiana Purchase

    Mississippi River wanted for the importance of trade & transport, Napolean sells land for $15 million to Jefferson who has Congress approve.The territory (about 800,000 square miles) almost doubles the size of the United States.
  • Lewis and Clark expedition

    Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explore the new land moving up the Missouri River and head west.
  • Jefferson re-elected president

  • James Madison elected President

  • War of 1812 begins

    A 32 month war between the United States and the British Empire resulting many issues including trade restrictions, the impressment of American merchant sailors, Britch support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, and insults to national honor.
  • War of 1812 ends

  • Missouri Compromise

    Admits Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state; prohibits slavery in the remainder of the Louisiana Purchase north of 36°30'N lat.
  • Charles G. Finney rivals

    A Presbyterian minister in upstate New York persuaded thousands to publicly declare their revived faith by appealing to people's emotions and fear of damnation.
  • Erie Canal completed

    Major transportation achievement
  • Andrew Jackson elected President

    "Jacksonian Era"
  • Day of Destiny; Liberator Published

    Began a gradual emancipation with writing about the connection between religion and slavery.
  • Nat Turner rebellion

    A Baptist slave preacher leads revolt in Virginia killing at least 57 whites.
  • Martin van Buren elected President

  • Panic of 1837

    Profits, prices and wages went down while unemployment went up; "speculative lending practices in western states, a sharp decline in cotton prices, a collapsing land bubble, international specie flows, and restrictive lending policies in Great Britain were all to blame."
  • Millennialism

    Preacher William Miller gained ten thousands of followers to believe that the world was to end with the second coming of Christ on this day.
  • War with Mexico

  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

  • Day of Destiny; Seneca Falls

    An early woman's rights convention in New York, Seneca Falls organized by Lucretia Mott
  • Compromise of 1850

    California becomes a free state, the new New Mexico Territory and Utah Territory will be decided under popular sovereignty to be slave/free state, stricker Fugitive Slave law, the slave trade banned in Washington D.C.