• African American Salves Attacked Richmond

    Gabriel, an enslaved man, led about one thousand enslaved men to Virginia to attack Richmond in hops of ending slavery. Some would start fires to the city's warehouses, some would attack white residents, and others would capture weapons and the governor, James Monroe.
  • The Embargo Act of 1807

    The Embargo Act was presented by Thomas Jefferson. This act was a form of nonviolent resistance to the British and French ships carrying, or suspected of carrying, war material or other objects to Europeans during the Napoleonic Wars.This act prohibited American ports from trading with foreign ports.
  • The U.S. Ended its Legal Participation in Slavery

    The United States ended their participation in the global slave trade. It was then illegal to import slaves from Africa into the U.S.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was a fight between those of the United States and their Native American allies against Great Britain. The interests that America had conflicted with those of the British Empire, and the British Empire was not interested in making accommodations for the Americans. The war was caused by the British attempts to restrict the United States' trade, the Royal Navy's impressment of American sailors, and the desire Americans had to expand their territory.
  • The Final Federalist to Run in a Presidential Election Lost.

    The final Federalist to run for president, Rufus King, lost to James Monroe. After this, a Federalist would never again have dominion over Congress or presidency.
  • John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay and the American System

    John C. Calhoun wanted to "bind the republic together with a perfect system of roads and canals." He joined Henry Clay, and together, they promoted the American System which included a national bank, a tariff to protect the American industry, and roads and canals.
  • The Erie Canal was Completed.

    The State of New York competed the Erie Canal. This man-made canal was 350 miles long and linked the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean. The success brought from this canal led to a canal-building boom.
  • The Launch of the U.S.'s Fist Long-Distance Rail Line

    The train launched from Maryland. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was the first for the commercial transport of passengers and freight.
  • The Indian Removal Act was Passed

    The Indian Removal Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Andrew Jackson. This act enabled the president to force Native American tribes to move to land west of the Mississippi River.
  • The Seneca Falls Convention

    Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Convention. At this convention women's rights activists came together to discuss the major problems regarding women/