1800 - 1876

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  • Thomas Jefferson becomes 3rd U.S President

  • Louisiana Purchase

    Thomas Jefferson buys the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon for $15 Million
  • Lewis and Clark begin Expedition

  • James Madison becomes 4th President

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    War of 1812

    Second War between America and Great Britain
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    Battle of New Orleans

    General Andrew Jackson leads a defense against the British Navy and becomes a war hero.
  • James Monroe Becomes 5th President

  • Spain gives Florida to America

  • John Quincy Adams Becomes 6th President

  • First Public Railroad System

  • Andrew Jackson Becomes 7th President

  • Martin van Buren becomes 8th President

  • William Henry Harrison becomes 9th President

  • John Tyler becomes the 10th President

  • James K. Polk becomes the 11th President

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    Mexican - American War

    War between the United States and Mexico for land in the American southwest and California
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    California Gold Rush

    Began when James W. Marshall found gold in California, prompting nearly 300,00 people to move to California.
  • Zachary Taylor becomes 12th President

  • Millard Fillmore becomes 13th President

  • Franklin Pierce becomes 14th President

  • Gadsden Purchase

    Agreement between America and Mexico to give the United States New Mexico and Arizona for $10 Million
  • James Buchanan becomes the 15th President

  • Confederate States of America are formed

    11 states seceed from the Union and Jefferson Davis is elected President
  • Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th President

  • Fort Sumter is attacked

    Fort Sumter, South Carolina is fired upon by confederate forces, this attack starts the civil war
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    U.S Civil War

    Civil War between the United States and the Confederate States of America
  • Battle of Bull Run

    First major battle of the Civil war which results in a Union victory.
  • Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri

    Confederate victory which proved a strong confederate presence west of the Mississippi River
  • The Capture of New Orleans

    Union capture of the city of New Orleans, which led to the Confederacy losing it's biggest port
  • Battle of Second Bull Run

    Union army is defeated and retreats back to Washington D.C.
  • Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect

    abolishes slavery in the United states and allows for African Americans to enlist in the Union Army
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    Battle of Gettysburg

    The bloodiest battle in American history, was won by the Union and considered the most important battle in the war.
  • Lincoln give the Gettysburg Address

    Speech given by President Lincoln at the Gettysburg Cemetery, honoring those that died in the battle
  • Battle for Chattanooga

    Union victory which pushes the confederate army into Georgia
  • Surrender at the Appomattox Court House

    General Robert E. Lee signs the document of surrender for General Grant which officially end the Civil War with a Union victory.
  • Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th President

  • Lincoln's Assassination

    President Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford's Theatre
  • Ulysses S. Grant becomes the 18th President