Timeline created by Isaacdav4
In History
  • Library of Congress Founded

  • Thomas Jefferson Elected as Third President

  • Louisiana Purchase

    Thomas Jefferson purchases a large portion of land in the center of North America for 15 million dollars.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark set out to discover what is on the west side of North America.
  • James Madison Elected

    James Madison becomes the fourth president of the United States.
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 begins.
  • James Monroe Becomes Fifth President

  • Harvard Law School Founded

  • John Quincy Adams Elected Sixth President

  • Andrew Jackson Elected Seventh President

  • Second Great Awakening

    The Second great Awakening in the United States states is lead by Charles Finney, Henry Ward Beecher, Lyman Beecher, Edward Everett and Joseph Smith
  • Indian Removal Act

    This act forcibly removes Indians from their homes.
  • Sowing Machine Invented

  • Martin Van Buren Elected Eighth President

  • Morse Code Invented

    Morse code, a way to communicate without speaking is invented by Samuel Morse.
  • Republic of Texas

    The U.S recognizes the Republic of Texas
  • The Trail of Tears

    Indians are forced from their home in the east and travel to present day Oklahoma. Many people die on the journey.
  • William Henry Harrison Elected Ninth President

    After one month in office, he dies and John Tyler becomes president.
  • James K. Polk is Elected President

  • Zachery Tyler Elected President

  • California Gold Rush

    Many people rush to California to find gold.
  • Fugitive Slave Act Passed

    The Fugitive Slave Act made free states return escaped slaves back to their owners.
  • Franklin Peirce Elected President

  • James Buchanan is Elected President

  • Transatlantic Cable is Laid

    The first cable laid under the Atlantic ocean. This allowed for communication from Europe to America.
  • John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

    John Brown attempts to control the arsenals of Harper's Ferry.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

  • Southern States Secede

    December 30 – South Carolina secedes from the Union
    January 9 – Mississippi secedes from the Union
    January 10 – Florida secedes from the Union
    January 11 – Alabama secedes from the Union
    January 19 – Georgia secedes from the Union
    January 26 – Louisiana secedes from the Union
    February 1 – Texas secedes from the Union
  • Vacuum Invented

  • American Civil War Begins

    The War begins at Fort Sumter.
  • First Battle of Bullrun

  • Jefferson Davis Elected as Confederate President

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties in the Civil War.
  • General Ulysses S. Grant is Named General of the union Army

  • General Robert E. Lee Placed in Command of Conferderates

  • Abraham Lincoln Assassinated

    Abraham Lincoln attends a show at Ford's Theater and is Shot by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln dies later that night.
  • Civil War Ends

    The last Confederates surrender and the war is over.
  • Andrew Johnson Impeached

  • Ulysses S. Grant Elected President

  • First Transcontinental Railroad Completed

  • Great Chicago Fire

    Fire burns down much of the city of Chicago.