• 1801- Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson was elected the third President of the United States. Jefferson served as a Founding Father of, and the principle author of the Declaration of Independence. He served in two Continental Congresses, as a minister to France, and as the secretary state under George Washington and John Adams vice president.
  • 1804- Hamilton vs. Aaron

    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met on the dueling grounds at Weehawken, New Jersey to fight a final battle over a long political and personal battle between the two. Hamilton shot above Burr, while Burr shot directly at Hamilton. Hamilton was killed by Burr, weakening the Federalist Party and its role in America's politics. Aaron Burr reputation was destroyed and turned his back on Republicans.
  • 1809- Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. He would later become the sixteenth President of the United States and issued the Emancipation Proclamation that would declare free slaves.
  • 1820- The Missouri Compromise

    The U.S Congress passed a law that admitted Missouri to the Union as a slave state and allowed Maine to be a free state. This was created to set a balance between slave and non-slave states.
  • 1850- Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 was made up of five separate bills: 1) California was admitted to the Union as a free state. 2) The remainder of the Mexican cession was divided into the two territories of New Mexico and Utah as free states. 3) New Mexico gave 10 million to have a portion of Texas. 4)The Fugitive Slave Act was passed to catch runaway slaves and return them to their owners. 5) The issue of buying and selling slaves was abolished in the District of Columbia.
  • 1854- The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansa Nebraska Act allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether they would allowed slaves within their border.
  • 1861- American Civil War Begins

    The Civil War was fought over the moral issue of slavery between the Unites States and 11 Southern. Abraham Lincoln attempted to succeed the 11 states leading to the American Civil War.
  • 1865- President Abraham Lincoln

    President Abraham Lincoln was assassination by John Wilkes Booth. He shot him in his box at Ford 's Theater in Washington DC. Lincolns assassination would create more tension between the North and South leading them to want war.