• Louisiana Purchase

    Thomas Jefferson buys the Louisiana from Napoleon Bonaparte for an incredibly cheap price, almost doubling the size of America.
  • Lewis & Clark set out

    Meriweather Lewis and William Clark, along with a few others, travel to map out the Louisiana Territory. They encounter Sacajawea along the way, who acts as a guide for them.
  • War of 1812

  • Harriett Tubman born

    Harriett Tubman would later become one of the greatest heroines of the Underground Railroad.
  • Typewriter invented by W. A. Burt

  • California gold rush

    In the previous year, gold had been discovered in California. People from all over rush to get their hands on the gold.
  • The Civil War begins

    This war is mainly over the issue of slavery.
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  • Civil war ends

  • Thomas Edison invents the Lightbulb

    This invention changes the world forever.
  • Statue of Liberty brought to America

    Originally made in France by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the Statue of Liberty is brought over in 1886 and remains to be one of the largest symbols of America.
  • Galveston Hurricane

    This hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas, and destroyed most of the city, is the most destructive American hurricane to this day.