Timeline of U.S. History

  • Luisiana Purchase

    The Luisiana Purchase was a huge land aquisition by the United States for a minimal 15 million dollars.it is a part of about 14 current U.S. states. At the time of the purchase, many people thought Jeffersons spontanious use of the governments money was unconstutional.
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was all about trying to regain common trade rights and to stop the impressment of americans. It lasted 3 years and was fought mainly on the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Monroe Doctorine

    The policy by James Monroe saying that no one can colonize or interfere with the statesin way way that could be viewed as aggression. It was an important moment in the history of U.S. policy and was kept up by many presidents.
  • Jackson introduces the spoils system

    The spoils system is a practice where government jobs are given to those who had voted for the winner of the election.
  • Machine gun invented

    An American inventor, Dr. Richard J. Gatling, invented in 1861 and patented in 1862 the hand-cranked multibarrel gun that can be considered the first machine gun. It was used in the civil war.
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    Two orders by the current president, Abraham Lincoln, that declaired that all slaves in the confederate states were freed. Althouch all slaves were not freed, it brought freedom to thousands on the day it went into effect.
  • Edison invents lightbulb

    Edison didn't actually invent the lightbulb, more like the best incandesent one. He, out of 22 others, was deemed best because he used a very effective incandescent material, a much better vaccume by using a Sprengel pump, and a lamp with a high resistance.
  • Louis Pasteur administers rabies vaccination

    Pastuer devolopled several vaccines for diseases, the most important of them being rabies. A Pasteur Institute was founded for his work.