Events that Shaped America (1800-1900)

  • Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase more than doubled the size of our nation on May 2, 1803. Not only did it give us a vast amount of land for the price of fifteen million dollars. The Louisianna Purchase also gave us access to a great source of transportaiton.The United States now could use the Port of New Orleans and the Mississippi River to easily trandport goods and people.
  • Abraham Lincoln is Born

    Abraham Lincol was one of the most influential leaders of America. He freed millions of slaves, and won the war that could have torn the free world apart at its seems. He sacrificed much on a personal level to ensure that America was a great place for all to live. Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of America was born this day to live in a Log cabin for the first years of his life.
  • Birth of Herman Melville

    Herman Melville was considered by many as the American Shakespeare. He is most well known for his novel Moby Dick. He was one of the first great American novelists, and even though at the time Moby Dick was published it was unpopular, it remains a classic read by thousands of students every single year. Herman Melville will be remembered always for bringing the Great White Whale to existance.
  • First Morse Telegraph Sent

    The telegraph was the first availbale means of communications that was fast and efficient. With the telegraph information could be sent along wires and could be spread rapidly. This invention lead to the ability to be well informed of events hundreds of miles away. This was important to humans because they were now able to solve problems on a large scale.
  • Booker T. Washington

  • Civil War Begins

    The Civil war was the deadliest war in American history. It claimed more than 600,000 American lives. This war redefined America as one nation rather than a collection of states. This was may have built grudges, but it unified the United States. During this war millions of slaves were freed, and went on to lead good, productive lives.
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    The Emancipation Proclomation is a document that made a huge impact on the lives of Americans. This one document freed all the slaves in the Confederate stats at that moment, and allowed them to be their own person. It was a strong statement that showed that Abraham Lincoln would put power behind his words.
  • Henery Ford is Born

    Henry Ford was one of the most predominate male entrepreneurs in the history of America. He not was the father of the modern assembly line, and he was a great inventor. Ford was one of the men who pioneered a modern world where people and information fast. He was a great contribution to the United States.
  • Civil War Ends

  • Formation of the Ku Klux Klan

  • Invention of Rolled Toilet Paper

    The invention of Rolled toilet paper is one of the most important inventions in the 17th century. It was a step toward modernism and cleanlieness. This step toward increasing cleanlieness for humans was important to all. This product is now one of the most widely used products in the United States, and is a mark of modernism.
  • Invention of the Radio

  • Birth of Amelia Earheart

    Amelia Earheart is one of the most important feminine figures in American figures. Her daring trip to fly around the world showed how far humans had come since swords and knights in armor. She was willing to put her own life at risk for the sake of scientific advancement. She was also one of the first women to show the world that females are strong enough to do as much as men.