1800-1876 American History

Timeline created by charisjordan
  • Eli Whitney patented the Cotton Gin

  • Election of 1800

    Thomas Jefferson vs. Aaron Burr. Jefferson won
  • Treaty of Cession/Louisiana Purchase

  • The 12th Ammendment

    Provided the procedure for electing the President and Vice President.
  • Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton's Duel.

  • Alexander Hamilton Dies

  • William Lloyd Garrison is born

    Most determined abolitionist
  • Robert Fulton invents first Steamboat, "Clermont".

  • An Act Prohibiting the Importation of Slaves

  • Election of 1808

    James Madison vs. Charles Pinckney
    Madison wins
  • First bank of the U.S.'s charter expires

  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    William Henry Harrison led the battle against the British and Indians
  • Declaration of war against Great Britain

  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Americans won
  • British raid Chesapeake Bay

  • Fort McHenry

    British bombarded the fort for 25 hours, yet it withstood. Francis Scott Key penned the Star Spangled Banner from this event.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    The treaty stated that all conquered territory was to be returned to America and commissions were set up to determine the boundary between the United States and Canada.
  • British attack New Orleans (they had yet to hear of the treaty) and Andrew Jackson defeated the British

  • Second Bank of the U.S. established in Philadelphia

  • Tariff of 1816

  • James Monroe becomes President

  • Rush-Bagot Pact

    Eliminated British fleets form the Great Lakes
  • Convention of 1818

    Set boundaries between U.S. and British North America at the 49th parallel.
  • Frederick Douglas is born

  • Second Bank of the U.S. almost goes Bankrupt

  • Panic of 1819

    First major depression because of poor banking policies.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Henry Clay compromised Missouri being admitted into statehood as a slave state only because Maine would be admitted as a free state, thus maintaining the balance of slave versus free states.
  • Joseph Smith, founding father for Mormonism, has his first vision

  • Brothels become popular in New York City

  • Harriet Tubman is born as slave

  • The Monroe Doctrine

    Declared that America should not interfere wit existing European controlled colonies and should be free from European influence/political systems. Also cherished principles of American foreign policy. Nevertheless, it has no legal standing.
  • Election of 1824

    There were five republican candidates. John Quincy Adams wins
  • Charles Finney is ordained for ministry and works for the Female Missionary Society of Western District.

  • Erie Canal is finished

    The first major engineering project
  • Sojourner Truth walks to freedom

  • Tariff of 1828

    Tariff enraged the south and was nicknamed "Tariff of abominations".
  • Election of 1828

    Andrew Jackson won with John C. Calhoun as his vice president.
  • Book of Mormon publishedd

  • Joseph Smith organizes the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints

  • South Carolina's Act of Nullification

    Stated that tariffs of 1828 were null and void. They prohibited the collection of the duties after February 1, 1833. They also threatened succession if federal officials tried to collect them.
  • Cyrus Hall McCormick invents the Reaper

    This machined brought power to grain harvesting
  • Election of 1836

    Martin Van Buren, the architect of the Democratic party, was elected.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote The American Scholar

  • William Lloyd Garrison writes The Bible against Slavery with Theodore Weld.

  • Frederick Douglas escapes to freedom in New Bedford, Massachusetts

  • John Humbrey Noyes establishes a perfectionist community in Putney, Vermont.

  • Election of 1840

    Henry Harrison wins by a landslide. Unfortunately, he died a few months later. His vice president, John Tyler then becomes president.
  • Dorthea Dix sets out to change the fact that insane women are jailed alongside male criminals

  • Margaret Fuller writes Women in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Smith dies

    Smith dies after an anti-Mormon lynch mob storms the jail he was imprisoned in and killed him and his brother.
  • First Clipper Ship, "Rainbow"

  • Harriet Tubman escaped slavery

  • Know-Nothing party won control of Massachusetts legislature

  • Henry David Thoreau writes Walden

  • Know Nothing party nominated Millard Fillmore as their presidential candidate.

  • Emancipation Proclamation

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    Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery

    President Thomas Jefferson sent the Corps out to explore the newly purchased territory
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    Increase in Irish, British and Prussian immigrants

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    Brooke Farm

    Created as an important transcendentalist communal experiment. Failed because there were not enough farmers and ruined by a fire.
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    The Civil War