• Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson is the most well known founding father. He was the third president of the United States; he also wrote the Declaration of Independence.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    The United States paid 15 million dollars to buy land that nearly doubled the size of the country. The land stretched from the Mississippi River to the rocky mountains and from the border of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, which the French-owned at the time, but after a bit of negotiation, the French sold not only the port up but their entire property.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    There was little known of the new land bought, so Jefferson put together an expedition that would last over a year. The expedition was led by two men Captain Meriwether Lewis Lieutenant William Clark. They would explore everything West of the Mississippi and report back their findings.
  • James Maddison

    James Maddison
    James Maddison was the 4th President of the United States. He served to start in 1809 through to 1817.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    While the British were fighting the French. The British Royal Navy kept the country from trading with others, which made the Americans mad. As a result, the Navy captured many American ships and forced the sailors to fight against France. The Americans responded to this by waging the war of 1812.
  • Louisiana Statehood

    Louisiana Statehood
    Louisiana becomes a State. Its the first State West of the Mississippi to be established.
  • The Battle of Thames

    The Battle of Thames
    The Battle was between the American troops and the British army, which had teamed up with the local Indians. Despite the British alliance, the Americans won this Battle.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    The war of 1812 is over, and although battles still rage between the two, they both know it is time for an end, so they sign a peace treaty that they call the Treaty of Ghent.