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1800-1876

  • Steam engine Jefferson

    Steam engine Jefferson
    Richard Trevithick developes high-pressure steam engine
    Thomas Jefferson becomes American President
  • Louisiana

    Louisiana
    Napoleon sells Louisiana to America to finance his wars
  • Emmanuel Kant

    Emmanuel Kant
    Death of Emmanuel Kant (philosopher)
  • Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

    Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
    Meriwether Lewis and William Clark start fact-finding voyage across America
  • Napoleon makes himself Emperor of France

    Napoleon makes himself Emperor of France
    Napoleon makes himself Emperor of France
  • Trafalgar

    Trafalgar
    British under Lord Horatio Nelson defeat Napoleon at Trafalgar
  • End of Holy Roman Empire

    1806 German Empire re-organized by Napoleon - end of Holy Roman Empire
  • Jena

    Jena
  • Slave trade abolished in Britain

  • Peninsula Wars

    1808 Napoleon takes Spain but loses it again in Peninsula Wars
  • Uprising in Germany and Austria

    Uprising in Germany and Austria - war against Napoleon renewed
  • James Madison

    James Madison
    4th President James Madison takes office
  • Napoleon's Grand Army destroyed - retreat from Moscow

    Napoleon's Grand Army destroyed - retreat from Moscow
  • Congress of Vienna

    1814 Congress of Vienna - after Napoleon's defeat, Russia gains Poland and Finland,
    Netherlands acquires Belgium, and Prussia obtains Saxony and Ruhr
  • Louis XVIII

    Louis XVIII
    1814 Bourbon monarchy restored with Louis XVIII
  • first steam locomotive

    first steam locomotive
    1814 George Stevenson builds first steam locomotive
  • British forces burn Washington

    British forces burn Washington
  • Napoleon escapes exile

    Napoleon escapes exile in Elba and re-takes Paris
  • British under Duke of Wellington finally defeat Napoleon at Waterloo

    British under Duke of Wellington finally defeat Napoleon at Waterloo
  • James Monroe

    James Monroe
    5th President James Monroe elected
  • Spain cedes Florida territory to America

    Spain cedes Florida territory to America
    Spain cedes Florida territory to America
  • Death of King George III of England

    Death of King George III of England
    Death of King George III of England
  • Brazil becomes nominally independent of Portugal

  • Charles X

    Charles X
    1824 Charles X succedes as King of France
  • First railway (Stockton to Darligton) opened

    1825 First railway (Stockton to Darligton) opened
  • John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams
    6th president elected John Quincy Adams
  • Dutch steamship "Curaçao"

    Dutch steamship "Curaçao"
    1826 Dutch steamship "Curaçao" first to cross Atlantic
  • Catholic Emancipation Act passed in Britain

    1829 Catholic Emancipation Act passed in Britain
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
    7th President Andrew Jackson elected president
  • Belgian revolution establishes independence from Netherlands

    1830 Belgian revolution establishes independence from Netherlands
  • French capture Algeria from Turks

    1830 French capture Algeria from Turks
  • Greece gains independence from Turkey with help from Britain

    1831 Greece gains independence from Turkey with help from Britain
  • First Parliamentary Reform Bill passed

    1832 First Parliamentary Reform Bill passed
  • Carlist Wars in Spain

    1834 Carlist Wars in Spain
  • Queen Victoria comes to British throne

    1837 Queen Victoria comes to British throne
  • Early photography pioneered by Louis Daguerre

    Early photography pioneered by Louis Daguerre
    1837 Early photography pioneered by Louis Daguerre
  • Martin Van Buren

    Martin Van Buren
    8th President Martin Van Buren
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    1838 Trail of Tears - mass relocation of American Indians
  • Upper and Lower Canada re-unified

    1840 Upper and Lower Canada re-unified
  • William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison
    9th President William Henry Harrison elected
  • John Tyler

    John Tyler
    10th president John Tyler elected
  • James K Polk

    James K Polk
    11th president elected James K Polk
  • Great Potato Famine in Ireland

    Great Potato Famine in Ireland
    1846 Great Potato Famine in Ireland
  • Texas

    1848 Texas becomes part of America after wars with Mexico
  • California Gold Rush begins

    1848 California Gold Rush begins
  • Self-government established in Canada

    1849 Self-government established in Canada
  • Zachary Taylor

    Zachary Taylor
    12th president Zachary Taylor elected
  • Millard Filmore

    Millard Filmore
    13th president Millard Filmore elected
  • Franklin Pierce

    Franklin Pierce
    14th president of the United States elected
  • James Buchanan

    James Buchanan
    15th president elected James Buchanan
  • Abraham Lincoln becomes President of America

    Abraham Lincoln becomes President of America
    1861 Abraham Lincoln becomes President of America
  • Start of American Civil War

    Start of American Civil War
    1861 Start of American Civil War
  • Abraham Lincoln gives Gettysburg Address speech

    1863 Abraham Lincoln gives Gettysburg Address speech
  • Abolition of slavery in America

    1865 Abolition of slavery in America
  • End of American Civil War

    End of American Civil War
    1865 End of American Civil War
  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson
    17th president elected Andrew Johnson
  • Anti-black Ku Klux Klan formed

    1866 Anti-black Ku Klux Klan formed
  • Swede Alfred Nobel produces dynamite

    1866 Swede Alfred Nobel produces dynamite
  • America buys Alaska from Russia

    America buys Alaska from Russia
    1867 America buys Alaska from Russia
  • Confederation of Canada

    1867 Confederation of Canada
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    18th president of the United States Ulysses S. Grant
  • Siege of Paris

    Siege of Paris
    1870 Prussia war against France culminates in Siege of Paris
  • First Republic of Spain declared

    1873 First Republic of Spain declared
  • Benjamin Disraeli becomes British Prime minister for second time

    Benjamin Disraeli becomes British Prime minister for second time
    1874 Benjamin Disraeli becomes British Prime minister for second time
  • Alexander Graham Bell invents telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invents telephone
    1876 Alexander Graham Bell invents telephone
  • Great Famine in Southern India kills over 5 million

    1876 Great Famine in Southern India kills over 5 million
  • Dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz begins in Mexico

    Dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz begins in Mexico
    1876 Dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz begins in Mexico