Timeline created by JuliaLoeza
In History
  • U.S. Capital

    Moved from Philadelphia to Washington D.C.
  • 3rd President

    Thomas Jefferson is inaugurated as the #rd President.
  • Marbury v. Madison

    Supreme Court expands its power by establishing itself the right to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional.
  • Sighing of Louisiana Purchase

    Unites States pay France for the Louisiana Territory which expands west from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains . As a result, the U.S. expands nearly double in size.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Both men explore the West in search of a route to the Pacific Ocean.
  • 4th President

    James Madison is inaugurated as the fourth president.
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    War of 1812

    U.S. declares war on Britain over interference with shipping and westward expansion.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    signed and officially ended the War of 1812
  • 5th President

    James Monroe is inaugurated as the fifth president.
  • Florida added

    Spain agrees to give Florida to the Unties States.
  • Missouri Compromise

    An effort to maintain the balance of free and slave states and slavery is prohibited in the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    President Monroe declares that European power can no longer colonize on American soil.
  • 6th President

    John Quincy Adams is inaugurated
    as the sixth president.
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

    Construction began and it would become to first public railroad in the United States.
  • 7th President

    Andrew Jackson is inaugurated as the seventh president.
  • Indian Removal Act

    President Jackson signed for all the Native Americans to be removed and forced to live west of the Mississippi River.
  • Texas Declares Independence

    Gain their Independence from Mexico.
  • 8th President

    Martin Van Buren is inaugurated as the eighth president.
  • Trail of Tears

    15,000 Cherokee Indians are forced to march from Georgia to Indian territory in Oklahoma.
  • 9th President

    William Henry Harrison is inaugurated as the ninth president.
  • Manifest Destiny

    John L.Sullivan brought the term to the public eye with intentions of spreading all the way to the West Coast.
  • 11th President

    James K Polk is inaugurated as the eleventh president.
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    Mexican War

    U.S. declares war on Mexico in hopes of gaining California and other territory. Ended with the signing of Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • Gold Discovered

    Is found in California and the Gold Rush begins.
  • Underground Railroad

    Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and becomes one the most effective members.
  • 12th President

    Zachary is inaugurated as the twelfth president. Dies and is replaced by his Vice President.
  • 14th President

    Franklin pierce is inaugurated as the fourteenth president of the United States.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Congress passed the Act gaining the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford

    Supreme Courts reveals that they do not have the right to ban slavery in states and decides that slaves are not citizens.
  • 15th President

    James Buchanan is the fifteenth president of the U.S.
  • South Carolina Secedes

    South Carolina secedes from the union and becomes the first state.
  • 16th President

    Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as the sixteenth president of the U.S.
  • Other States Secede

    Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana all secede as well.
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    Civil War

    Conflict between North and South over the expansion of slavery into western states.
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    States Secedes

    Virginia, Arkansas ,North Carolina ,and Tennessee secede from the union.
  • Confederate States of America Established

  • Confederacy President

    Jefferson Davis is elected as president.
  • Texas secedes

  • Emancipation proclamation

    All slaves or freed from the Confederate states.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

  • President Lincoln assassinated

    His role was taken by Vice President Andrew Johnson.
  • Confederate Surrenders

    Robert E Lee surrendered to Ulysses S Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia
  • 13th amendment ratified

    It was to prohibit slavery in every state.
  • Gaining of Alaska

    The US gained Alaska from Russia .
  • 18th president

    Ulysses S Grant is inaugurated as the 18th President of the United States.
  • First transcontinental railroad

    Central and union pacific railroad or joined to create the first transcontinental railroad.
  • 15th amendment ratified.

    Giving African-Americans the right to vote.
  • Little Big Horn River ,Montana

    George A Custers regiment was wiped out by Sioux Indians
  • 14th amendment ratified

    14th amendment defines citizenship.