1800s to 1876

Timeline created by AlexWolfBob
In History
  • Washington DC Founded

    Our nation's capital was founded.
  • Judiciary Act

    John Adams has the power to expand the federal judiciary by appointing 16 new judges and many other positions, filling everything with Federalists before he left the office.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase is when the US bought 828,000 square miles of Frances land. This is important to the US because it makes up 15 states today.
  • Expedition of Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark were sent on an expedition by President Jefferson to explore the western territory.
  • Steamboat Invented

    Robert Fulton invented the steamboat.
  • The First Highway Built

    The first big highway in the US was built called Cumberland Rd.
  • The War of 1812

    This is the start of the war that lasted from 1812 to the end of 1814. This is important because it brought back free trade in the U.S. and ended impressment. These were some of the goals the U.S., and in mind.
  • The Burning of Washington DC

    During the War of 1812, the British burned many buildings in Washington D.C. including the White House and Capitol Building. This was important in American History because two very important U.S. buildings were destroyed and it had put the U.S. in a very bad position.
  • Indian Removal Act

    This act allowed Indians to live only where congress approved of. This was important because the U.S. could use its land.
  • Morse Code Invented

    The Morse Code was invented by Samuel Morse and was important for communication during wars.
  • Texas Added as a State

    The Confederate states gave away Texas as the 28th state of the Union.
  • First Baseball Game with Different Rules

    The first baseball game played under the new rules was played by the New York Knickerbockers at Elysian Fields in New Jersey.
  • Women's Rights Convention

    This was the first time women held a convention to fight for their rights.
  • Pony Express Invented

    This was the first US mail system.
  • Start of the Civil War

    The Civil War is a war fought between the Union (north) and the Confederate States (south) in the U.S. This resulted in bringing the US back together.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    This proclamation was important because it gave slaves freedom. It was by President Lincoln.
  • President Lincoln's Assassination

    President Lincoln was assassination while at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. He was in the Presidential Box.
  • Last Shot of the Civil War

    This shot ended the Civil War. It ended the 4-year war and brought the US back together.
  • Slaves are Allowed Citizenship

    The 14th amendment was ratified and gave all people born in the U.S. the right to be a citizen.
  • The Invention of the Telephone

    The first telephone was invented by Alexander Gram Bell and was and still is an important part of communication.