1800-1876

Timeline created by bthames11
In History
  • Thomas Jefferson elected President

    President Jefferson is elected as the third President of the United States.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    President Jefferson purchases the Louisiana territory from France, doubling the geographical size of the United States.
  • Tom Thumb

    The Tom Thumb was the first locomotive used in America, designed by Peter Cooper.
  • Texas joins the United States

    In 1845, Texas becomes the 28th state of the United States of America.
  • Gold is struck in California

    When gold is struck at Sutter's Mill, mass westward expansion takes place.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin is published

    Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    The first battle of the Civil War is won by the Confederates in South Carolina.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    This edict freed all slaves held in the rebellious states and is the most memorable part of Abraham Lincoln's Presidency.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    This battle had the most casualties of any battle of the Civil War and is considered a turning point in the war.
  • Battle of Appomattox Court House

    Major Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders, leading to the end of the war.