1879-1820 U.S. history timeline

  • The U.S. signs a peace treaty with the British

    The signing of the Treaty of Paris, in which the British recognized The United States as it's own country, and ceased war between the two countrys.
  • Washington D.C. is chosen as the nation’s capital

    The only planned city is created.
  • Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin

    The cotton gin is invented.
  • Jay's Treaty

    The treaty that resolved problems remaining from the Revolutionary War between the British and U.S. citizens.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The purchase of a large amount of land from the French, who sold it to The United States for less than three cents an acre.
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    Lewis And Clark Expidition

    The journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark from the Mississipi River to the Pacific Ocean and back.
  • Fulton develops a powerful steam boat engine

  • Erie Canal is built

    Increased trading.
  • The National Road is built to West Virginia

    The road built to connect all of the United States.
  • U.S. gains Florida from Spain

    Spain sold Florida to The U.S.