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In History
  • U.S. Capital

    Washington D.C. becomes the new capitol
  • 3rd President

    Thomas Jefferson becomes the third president
  • Marbury v. Madison

    Supreme Court establishes itself the right to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional
  • Louisiana Purchase

    United States pays France for the Louisiana territory. Almost doubles the United States in size
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Explore the West in search of route to the Pacific Ocean
  • 4th President

    James Madison is elected as forth president
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Officially ended the war of 1812
  • 5th President

    James Monroe is elected as the fifth president
  • Florida

    Spain gives Florida to the U.S.
  • Missouri Compromise

    A compromise trying to maintain a balance between free and slave state. Slavery is prohibited in the Louisiana Purchase
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe declares that European power can't colonize on American soil
  • 6th President

    John Quincy Adams is elected as the sixth president
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

    Would become the first public railroad in the United States
  • 7th President

    Andrew Jackson is elected as the seventh president
  • Indian Removal Act

    Jackson signed for all Native Americans to be forced to live west of the Mississippi River
  • Declaration of Independence

    Texas gained their Independence from Mexico
  • 8th President

    Martin Van Buren is elected as the eighth president
  • Trail of Tears

    15,000 Cherokee Indians were marched from Georgia to Indian territory in Oklahoma
  • 9th President

    William Henry Harrison is elected as the ninth president
  • Manifest Destiny

    John L. Sullivan brought the term to the public eye with intentions of spreading all the way to the west coast
  • 11th President

    James K Polk is elected as the eleventh president
  • Gold Rush

    Gold is discovered in California causing the Gold Rush to begin
  • Underground Railroad

    Harriet Tubman escapes slavery and becomes one of the most effective members
  • 12th President

    Zachary is elected at the twelfth president. He later dies and is replaced by the Vice President
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Congress passed an act gaining the Kansas and Nebraska territories
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford

    Supreme Court revealed that they don't have a right to ban slavery and decides that slaves are not citizens
  • South Carolina Secedes

    South Carolina secedes and becomes the first state
  • 16th President

    Abraham Lincoln is elected as the sixteenth president
  • Texas secedes

  • Emancipation Proclamation

    All slaves are freed from the confederate states
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The turning point of the Civil War
  • President Lincoln was assassinated

    Vice President Andrew Jackson took over his role
  • 13th amendment ratified

    It prohibited slavery in every state
  • First transcontinental railroad

    Central and union pacific railroad are joined to create the first transcontinental railroad
  • 15th amendment ratified

    Gives the African-Americans the right to vote
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    War of 1812

    United states declares war on Britain for interfering with shipping and westward expansion
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    Mexican War

    United States declares war on Mexico to try and gain California and other territories. Ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
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    Civil War

    Conflict about the expansion of slavery between the North and South