Timeline created by Like Mike
In History
  • Capital moved to Washington DC

    moved from Philadelphia to DC
  • Marbury vs Madison

    Greatly expands power of Court
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Bought from France for 15 million, nearly doubles the US size. Extends from the Mississippi to the Rockies.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark set out to map out the new terrain.
  • James Madison for president

    Madison is inaugurated as fourth president.
  • War of 1812

    US declares war on Britain for interference with shipping.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty that ends the War of 1812
  • McCulloch vs Maryland

    gives right to Congress to establish a national bank
  • Missouri Compromise

    an effort to keep the balance of free and slave states, Missouri becomes a slave state
  • Monroe Doctrine

    America is off limits by European Powers
  • Articles of Confederation

    Continental Congress adopts the first US constituion
  • Gibbons vs Ogden

    Congresś right to regulate interstate commerce
  • Indian Removal Act

    Forces all Native Americans out of US territory
  • Trail of Tears

    more than 15,000 Cherokees are forced to move
  • Mexican War

    US declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Mexico recognizes Rio Grande as boundary and US gains California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and parts of Wyoming and Colorado
  • Women Rights

    convention held at Seneca Falls, N.Y.
  • Gadsden Purchase

    U.S acquires border territory from Mexico for 10 million.
  • Abe Lincoln for President

    Lincoln is elected President
  • South Carolina secedes

    South Carolina secedes from the union.
  • Confederate States of America

    Many Southern states leave and form their own country.
  • Civil War

    The North and South go at it over the expansion of slavery
  • Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg is fought
  • Emancipation Proclamtion

    Freeing slaves in the Confederate
  • Lincoln dies

    Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth
  • 13th Amendment

    Slavery is prohibited
  • Alaska

    US buys Alaska for 7.2 million
  • 15th Amendament

    Allows blacks to vote.