Timeline created by Jdeeves-21
In History
  • Second Great Awakening

    It began around 1800 and it converted souls, reorganized churches and created new sects. It not only affected religion but it also spread to other areas of American life. Temperance, prison reform and womens movement were all affected by the religious revival.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    The Americans thought that Napoleon might withdraw his offer of land at any time, preventing the United States from acquiring New Orleans, so they agreed and signed the Louisiana Purchase Treaty in 1803
  • Banning of imported slaves

    The US Congress passes a law that bans the importation of slaves into the US.
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 stemmed from American entanglement in two distinct sets of international issues. The first had to do with the nation’s desire to maintain its position as a neutral trading nation during the series of Anglo-French wars.The second had older roots in the colonial and Revolutionary era.
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    Manifest Destiny

    The phrase "manifest destiny" is most often associated with the territorial expansion of the United States from 1812 to 1860 where colonists believed it was God's work to expand further.
  • Americans regain power

    By the close of 1813, the Americans recaptured Detroit, shattered the Indian Confederacy, killed Tecumseh, and eliminated the British threat in that theater.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    The Treaty of Ghent was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    The Battle of Waterloo, which took place in Belgium marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century, specifically Britain.
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    Industrial Revolution

    The years between 1815 and 1850 witnessed an explosion of patents on agricultural technologies. For example, Cyrus McCormick created a mechanical reaper, Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, and Americans were constantly laying railroad throughout the country.
  • American System

    South Carolina congressman John C. Calhoun called for building projects to bind the republic together with a perfect system of roads and canals. He joined with other politicians, like Kentucky’s Henry Clay, to promote what came to be called an American System.
  • U.S. and cotton

    The US has becomes the world's biggest cotton producer of raw cotton through the influx of slavery.
  • Missouri Compromise

    In an effort to preserve the balance of power in Congress between slave and free states, the Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    James Monroe created the Monroe Doctrine as a foreign policy statement that created separate spheres of European and American influence
  • Erie Canal

    New York finally completes the Erie Canal
  • Texas Rebellion

    The Texas Revolution began with the battle of Gonzales but earlier clashes between government forces and frontier colonists sparked tensions.
  • Samuel Morse's telegraph

    By 1843 Samuel Morse had persuaded Congress to fund a forty-mile telegraph line stretching from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore.
  • Mexican American War

    In 1846 both the Mexicans and the Americans were in a dispute over the boundaries of Texas and also control of California.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Senator Stephen Douglas determined that Kansas and Nebraska would be admitted into the Union under popular sovereignty.
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    American Civil War

    The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states