Ch. 9

  • Steamboat

    Robert Fulton invents the Steamboat.
  • National Road

    National Road
    Constructed between 1811 and 1818, the road stretched from Cumberland, Maryland to Wheeling, WV.
  • Cabot Lowell and friends found cotton mill

    The Boston Manufacturing Company, founded by Cabot Lowell and associates, found a landmark cotton mill factory
  • End of the War of 1812

    The War of 1812 ends
  • Internal Improvements

    President Madison called for this federally supported program which consisted of improving the transportaion system of the US
  • Andrew Jackson Invades Florida

    Andrew Jackson Invades Florida
    The territory of East Florida was in high demmand for President Monroe . Gen. Jackson invaded the land, eventually occupying it,
  • American System

    Proposed by Jenry Clay, this called for a high protective tariff to stimulate industrial growth.
  • Monroe Elected

    James Monroe is elected the 5th President of the US with a count of 183 to 34.
  • Second US Bank

    Second US Bank
    Expected to serve as a check on the state banks by forcing them to resume specie payments.
  • Rush-Bagot Agreement

    Rush-Bagot Agreement
    Limited US and British naval forces on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain and guranteed that the Britsih would never try to invade the US from Canada and that the US would never try to take Canada away from the British.
  • Dartmouth College Case

    Dartmouth College Case
    New Hampshire state legislature is denied the right to convert Dartmouth from a private college into a state university
  • Panic of 1819

    America's first financial crisis
  • Adams-Onis Treaty

    Adams-Onis Treaty
    The US gains Florida from the Spanish
  • McCulloch vs. Maryland

    McCulloch vs. Maryland
    After Maryland had levied a tax on a branch of the Bank of the US, it was ruled by the court unconstitutional.
  • Missouri Compromise

    After debate on wether or not Missouri should be accpeted as a slave state, Congress makes the decision to grant statehood to Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state to continue the balance of power.
  • Monroe is Reelected

    Monroe is Reelected
    Monroe blows away his opponent with a count of 231 to 1.
  • Monroe Vetoes National Road Repair

    Monroe argued that repairing the road was beyond the constitutional powers of the US, stating it was the job of state and local government.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Declared that the US opposed any further colinization in the Americas or any effort by European nations to extend their political systems outside their own hemishphere. In exchange the US promised to involve itself with Europe.
  • Gibbons vs. Ogden

    Gibbons vs. Ogden
    Bolstered the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.
  • Erie Canal is Opened

    Erie Canal is Opened
    The Erie Canal, stretching from Albany to Buffalo.