1800's Time Line Westward Expansion

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  • 1800 BCE

    The U.S. capital is moved from Philadelphia to DC

    The U.S. capital is moved from Philadelphia to DC
    The capital has been moved several times in the history of america. George Washington chose to move the capital to Philadelphia and then 10 years later found a suitable permanent location near the Potomac river where it currently stands today.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    United States agreed to pay France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory, which goes from west of Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and comprises about 830,000 sq mi. It doubled the size of the United states
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    May 14 marks the first day that Lewis and Clark set off on their expedition to explore the Louisiana territory. Lewis and Clark's expedition was the first survey of the west. They were locating routes that would connect them to the Pacific Ocean
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion and impressment on Americans
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    In 1814, both sides were working to come to a resolution and agreed to discuss peace terms. A meeting in Belgium of American delegates and British commissioners ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814.
  • Adams-Onis Treaty/ Transcontinental treaty

    Adams-Onis Treaty/ Transcontinental treaty
    After months of negotiations, the Adams-Onís Treaty was signed on February 22, 1819. In the treaty Spain gave East and West Florida to the United States, and the United States agreed to assume claims by citizens of the United States against Spain.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was a law that tried to address growing sectional tensions over the issue of slavery. By passing the law, which President James Monroe signed, the U.S. Congress admitted Missouri to the Union as a state that allowed slavery, and Maine as a free state. It also banned slavery from the remaining Louisiana Purchase lands located north of the 36º 30’ parallel.
  • Vessey

    Denmark Vesey, was an enslaved African American carpenter who had purchased his freedom, he planned a slave revolt with the intent to lay siege on Charleston, . The plot was discovered, and Vesey and 34 coconspirators are hanged.
  • The Bureau of Indian Affairs formed

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs formed
    The BIA, one of the oldest bureaus in the Federal government, was administratively established by Secretary of War John C. Calhoun on March 11, 1824, to oversee and carry out the Federal government's trade and treaty relations with the tribes. Congress gave the BIA statutory authority by the act of July 9, 1832
  • Discovery of Aluminum

    Discovery of Aluminum
    Hans Christian Oersted, in Copenhagen, Denmark he reported a lump of metal which the color and shine somewhat resembled tin.
  • Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die

  • Railroad Era Begins

    Railroad Era Begins
    The South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company completed the first mechanical passenger train.
  • Greece gains independence from Turkey

  • Nat Turners Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turners Slave Rebellion
    Nat Turner was a slave in Virginia who led a rebellion of enslaved people. The rebellion turned violent and about 200 slaves were massacred. Legislation prohibited education, movement, and assembly of enslaved people.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Dispute between the federal government and the state of South Carolina over tariffs. The crisis ended with the Compromise Tariff.
  • Texas Revolution

    War between Mexico and Texas which Texas ended up gaining independence from Mexico
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    A forced relocation of over 60,000 American Indians
  • Manifest Destiny

    US gains the ideal of Manifest Destiny. Telegraphs and railroads makes communication and transportation much more accessible.
  • Great Potato Famine

    Crisis in Ireland in which their potato crops failed and that led to mass starvation and disease.
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    War between Mexico and the US over land. The US wanted to expand territory in North America.
  • Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo
    This treaty ended the Mexican War and the US gained several southwestern states.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    Five bills were passed by legislation that was an attempt to resolve disputes over slavery and political fights over free states and slave states.