1800's Timeline

  • Pushing Indians Out

    Pushing Indians Out
    The farmers moved in pushing the creek and cherokee Indians. They were pushed out of the mississippi river and then settled coast.
  • First President Of The 19th Century

    First President Of The 19th Century
    The first president for this time period was John Adams that moved into the unfinished Executive Mansion. (The White House)
  • Second President Of The 19th Century

    Second President Of The 19th Century
    On March 4 ,1801 Thomas Jefferson was elected as president and delivered the Eloquent Inaugural address.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    When France sold about 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi river to the USA. It was a great deal for USA it totaled to be 15 cents per acre. States that were included in part or whole of the Louisiana Purchase were: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    This was signed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807. This law stopped all trade between America and any other countries. The goal was to get Britain and France to stop restricting American trade. The act didn't work and just caused the American's pain. The act was ended in 1809. This impacted the economy because we couldn't get certain goods that would impact our economy.
  • 1810 Population

    1810 Population
    The population grew from 5,308,483 in 1800 to 7,239,881 in the year 1810. This impacted us because the country had more people live which helped the us grow into one of the worlds largest countries.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The War of 1812 occured when Spain and Portugal, Britains's allies, Britain’s army was on the Iberian Peninsula, fighting in a war with Napoleon Bonaparte, who had the forces of Revolutionary France under his control. Despite losing the Thirteen Colonies to George Washington and the American's twenty-five years earlier, England, did not take the United States seriously. Even though most of Britain’s supplies for the war came from America and Canada.
  • James Madison

    James Madison
    James Madison was the first president for this decade. He asked the congress for a declaration of war against Britain. We successfully defeated the British ship. On November 5, 1812 they had another U.S presidential election and he won the election.
  • James Monroe becomes 5th president

    James Monroe becomes 5th president
    On November 6, 1816 James Monroe was elected president of the United States when defeating Rufus the king. He was famous for the Monroe Doctrine.
  • 1810-1819 population

    1810-1819 population
    The USA population grew by 2,398,000 from 1810 to 1819. This is signifacant because it shows that the country is fastly growing.
  • Immagration Laws

    Immagration Laws
    USA passed its first immagration law.The Immigration Act of 1819 set standards for ships bringing immigrants. Ship captains had to to make sure that the customs officials had a list of immigrants describing where they came from, where they were going, and their age, their gender, and job. Passengers who were sick with a contagious diseases had to be seperated from passengers that were healthy.
  • The Peterloo Massacre

    The Peterloo Massacre
    The Peterloo Massacre took place in Manchester, England. The Union Society, formed by radicals, held a meeting on August 16 at St. Peter's field. The massacre took place there after people were arrested and more people began to riot.
  • Population Growth

    Population Growth
    The population of the USA at this time was 9,638,453.
  • James Monroe re-elcted

    James Monroe re-elcted
    James Monroe faced virtually no opposition and was re-elcted president of the United States.
  • Possesion of Florida

    Possesion of Florida
    Possesion of the territory of Florida is taken by the United States after its purchase is completed with Spain and the US in this purchase; the US had agreed to pay five million dollars to citizens for property damage.
  • The September Gale

    The September Gale
    After days of rain a hurricane destroyed part of New York. The city overall wasn't prepared for it so they took massive damage. The hurricane lasted four hours. In the local newspaper they had a headline of the storm, called "Tremendous Gale." The storm washed away much of New York's lumber supply. The storm affected the economy greatly because it destroyed ships and supplies that the New Yorkers needed. They lost a lot of their building and homes during this tremendous storm.
  • The Corrupt Bargain

    The Corrupt Bargain
    The election of 1824 involved three major people in American history, and was decided in the House of Representatives. One man won, because someone helped him win, and one ran out of Washington saying that the entire affair was “The Corrupt Bargain."
  • Germans Go To USA

    Germans Go To USA
    The bitter cold winters in Germany of 1825-1827 caused great hardship in that country and motivated many Germans to leave their homeland and come here to USA.
  • Population Growth

    Population Growth
    At the end of the 1820’s the population was 12,860,702
  • The First Bank Robbery

    The First Bank Robbery
    The first bank robbery in United States history occurs at the City Bank of New York. Edward Smith robbed the Wall Street bank of $245,000. He would be caught and convicted of the crime with sentencing of five years in Sing Sing prison.
  • The Black Hawk War

    The Black Hawk War
    The Black Hawk War begins and would rage from Illinois to Wisconsin through September. It would consequently lead to the removal of Sauk and Fox Indians west, across the Mississippi River.
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson was elected to his second term as president of the United States. Also Andrew Jackson took the oath of office as president for the second time. Instead of using a bible like all presidents he used a book of laws.
  • Cherokee Tribe

    Cherokee Tribe
    The Cherokee Tribe was forced to give up their lands in Georgia and cross the missisippi river after gold was found on their land.
  • The Battle for the Alamo

    The Battle for the Alamo
    The battle for the Alamo is waged in San Antonio, Texas when 3,000 Mexican troops under Santa Ana attack the mission and its 189 defenders. Texas troops lose the battle after a thirteen day siege. On March 2, 1836, Texas independence was declared at a convention of delegates from fifty-seven Texas communities at Washington-on-the-Brazos, making them an independent nation free from Mexican rule.
  • Martin Van Buren

    Martin Van Buren
    Martin Van Buren was elected President of the United States. He also took the oath of office as president of the United States.
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    This panic was caused by a combination of things like the failure of crop growth, a downfall in cotton prices, economic problems in Britain, and problems with money circulation. This panic had very bad results, several brokerage firms failed, and several bank presidents committed suicide, the price of food dropped, and the price of labor dropped so people weren’t getting paid very well. This depression was the second largest in history with effects lasting six years.
  • Ireland and Germany

    Ireland and Germany
    Poverty brought on by the potato famine in Ireland and crop faliures in Germany persuaded even more Irish and German to come here.
  • Penny Black

    Penny Black
    Back before the adhesive postage stamp there was a print on one where you paid someone with a stamp and an inkpad to stamp your letter. This was one of the first adhesive stamps in history it was very innovative. The stamp had a picture of Queen Victoria’s head. This affected the economy because now you could buy a pack of stamps instead of going to someone to stamp your letter.
  • 1840 Population

    1840 Population
    The population in the year 1840 was 17,069,453.
  • Decade Summary

    Decade Summary
    The population was increasing due to a large amount of slave trading that was occurring in the country, along with a large amount of imagration.
  • William Henry Harrison 1st president to die in office

     William Henry Harrison 1st president to die in office
    William Henry Harrison was inaugurated as president of the United States. He delivered a two hour inaugurated address in very cold weather. He caught pneumonia, from which he never recovered. He ended up dying in his office a month later. He was the first president to die in the president’s office.
  • First Opium War

    First Opium War
    The First Opium War, also known as the First Anglo-Chinese War, was fought between the United Kingdom and China, which was then under the rule of the Qing Dynasty. The war, which began on 18th March 1839, finally ended on 29th August 1842, with a British victory and the Treaty of Nanking. It was one of the major wars of the 19th century. This affected the economy because all of the ammunition they used.
  • James Knox Polk

    James Knox Polk
    After defeating Henry Clay in the U.S, presidential election, James Knox Polk was inaugurated as president of the United States.
  • The First Conflict of the Mexican War

    The First Conflict of the Mexican War
    The first conflict of the Mexican War occured north of the Rio Grande River at Palo Alto, Texas when United States troops under the command of Major General Zachary Taylor rout a larger Mexican force. Zachary had been ordered by President Polk to sieze disputed Texas land settled by Mexicans.
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
    War is declared by the United States against Mexico, backed by southerners while northern Whigs were in opposition. Ten days later, Mexico declares war back.
  • Know Nothing Party

    Know Nothing Party
    In 1847 the Know Nothing Party, who were for anti-immagration, was formed and were able to win elections in a number of states.
  • Battle for Mexico City

    Battle for Mexico City
    The Battle for Mexico City is fought, beginning two miles outside the city at King's Mill. The main assault against the fortress Capultepec came on September 12 under the command of General Winfield Scott, with combatants including Ulysses S. Grant and John Quitman's 4th Division, of which George Pickett and James Longstreet were a part. Quitman's division entered a deserted city, which had been abandoned by Santa Anna's forces during the night, on September 15.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    The sighting of a gold nugget at the sawmill owned by John Sutter was a closely guarded secret at first, but by mid-1848 word of the discovery was appearing on the east coast. Newspapers helped fan rumors, which were confirmed when President James Polk mentioned the California gold discovery in his annual address to Congress in December 1848.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    Tens of thousands of gold seekers from around the world had come to California for the California gold rush. About 2/3 of the people were American. The rest came from Mexico, South America, Europe, Australia, and even China.
  • 1849 Population

    1849 Population
    The population in the year 1849 was 23,191,876. It was caused by immagration from Europe.