1800 - 1876

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In History
  • Chief Justice

    John Marshall is appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • President

    Thomas Jefferson becomes the third President of the United States
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    Lewis and Clark begin their exploration of the northwestern frontier.
  • President

    James Madison is elected as the fourth President of the United States
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    War of 1812

    Americans fought against Britain for continuing to treat them as if they were still under British rule
  • Invention

    George Stephenson designs the first steam locomotive
  • Star Spangled Banner

    Francis Scott Key writes the words to the Star Spangled Banner during the bombardment of Fort McHenry
  • The Missouri Compromise

    Sponsored by Henry Clay, this bill admitted Missouri to the Union as a slave state
  • President

    John Quincy Adams became the sixth President of the United States through a much disputed election
  • Invention

    William Sturgeon invented the electromagnet
  • Slavery

    Slavery is legally abolished in New York State
  • Invention

    Cyrus H. McCormick invents the reaper
  • Invention

    Samuel Morse sends the first message over telegraph line, "What hath God wrought"
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    The Mexican-American War

    War over the territory of what is now known as Texas
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Law stating that the issue of slavery would be decided by the settlers of the area
  • President

    Abraham Lincoln became the sixteenth President of the United States
  • Battle

    The Civil War starts with the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The battle was a Confederate victory
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    The American Civil War

    The bloodiest battle in the history of the United States fought over slavery and state's rights
  • End of the American Civil War

    Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, ending most of the battles of the Civil War
  • Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C.
  • Slavery

    The Thirteenth Amendment takes effect, abolishing slavery
  • President

    Ulysses S. Grant becomes the eighteenth President of the United States
  • 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment gave black people the right to vote
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    The Great Sioux War

    A battle between the Sioux and Cheyenne, and the United States over who would get control of the Black Hills