Chapter 9 Events

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In History
  • Creation Of the Cotton Gin

    Creation Of the Cotton Gin
    Eli Whittney created the helpful cotton gin, which cleaned cotton 10 times faster than human slaves. It helped to increase the supply of cotton, especially in the South where it became the main crop.
  • Invention of the Steamboat

    Invention of the Steamboat
    Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston prove the capabilities of the steamboat. They propelled the Clermont down the Hudson for 150 miles, then later launched the first actual boat from New Orleans.
  • National Road Begins

    National Road Begins
    The National road extended from Maryland to Virginia, then later to Illinois in 1838. It was one of the first government transportation projects, Completely made of stone, this toll road helped mainly travelers more than traders.
  • Boston Manufacturing Company

    Boston Manufacturing Company
    One of the first main industrial companies, it produced cloth in Lowell, Massachusetts. Boston merchants Lowell, Jackson, and Appleton created the company based on power loom plans memorized by Lowell.
  • Era Of Good Feelings

    Era Of Good Feelings
    After the War of 1812, Republicans were so much the dominant party that the Federalists seemed basically nonexistent. The lack of ontreversy between parties led to less fighting and a more republican centered government.
  • American Systems

    American Systems
    Placed a high protective tariff in order to stimulate the industrial growth and helped to keep the United States self sufficient, instead of relying on European goods.
  • Second Bank of the United States

    Second Bank of the United States
    Meant to bring down the inflation rate and monitor other state banks, the new bank was created by Congress to replace the old, which had been gone years. In its early years, it only contributed to the issues.
  • Election of Monroe

    Election of Monroe
    Madison basically chose his successor, James Monroe, who was definitely qualified for the job. He had virtually no competition throughout his two terms in office.
  • Rush Bagot Agreement

    Rush Bagot Agreement
    Limited British and American naval forces on the Great Lakes. The U.S. also agreed not to try to take Canada from Britain and Britain in turn promised not to invade America from the territory. It was the real end of the War of 1812 and soothed both sides.
  • Anglo-American Convention

    Anglo-American Convention
    Set the border between U.S territories and British Canada at the 49th parallel. It also allowed joint occupation of Oregon territory by the two countries.
  • Dartmouth College vs. Woodward

    Dartmouth College vs. Woodward
    Daniel Webster argued that because of a charter Congress had written Dartmouth College, the state could not convert it from a private college to state university. It was ruled in favor of Webster.
  • Tallmadge Amendment

    Tallmadge Amendment
    The first step toward the Missouri Compromise, it sought to ban any further introduction of slaves in Missouri and took steps to try and abolish slavery in the state. It was voted down by the Senate.
  • Adams-Onis Treaty

    Adams-Onis Treaty
    Spanish relinquiched Florida to the Americans, in exchange for the government paying $5 million of Dpanish debts from Americans.
  • McCulloch vs. Maryland

    McCulloch vs. Maryland
    Led to Marshall's implied powers. Maryland had taxed a branch of the Bank of the United States. The Court believed the tax to be unconstitutional. The main subjects of the debate were whether or not Congress had the right to establish a national bank and whether a state had the power to tax or regulate an agency or institution created by Congress.
  • PANIC!

    Financial crisis strikes the United States and the banks give out so much money that it causes inflation rates to raise. In times such as these, citizens would be against the banking industries, but in times of peace they promoted them.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Sparked Southern fears of being over powered by the North. In the end, Missouri was admitted as a slave state while Maine became a free state. A line was drawn at the 36 30, with slavery being allowed below the line and prohibited above.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Declared that the US opposed further colonization of the Americas or any efforts by Europeans to extend their territory out of their hemisphere. In return the US pledged not to get involved with oversea affairs.
  • Gibbons vs. Ogden

    Gibbons vs. Ogden
    A steamboat monopoly was challenged by a competing ferry service and the grant given to the steamboat company was deemed unconstitutional because the state was interfering with Congress's power.
  • The Erie Canal is Finished

    The Erie Canal is Finished
    At a length of 364 miles, 40 feet wide, and 4 feet deep, the Erie Canal was government funded thanks to De Witt Clinton. It connected Buffalo and Albany and greatly reduced the cost of goods along it way.
  • Blackhawk Fights Back

    Blackhawk Fights Back
    Final rebellion of American Indians against expansionists. The Sac anf Fox tribes, led by Chief Blackhawk, nearly wiped themselves out trying to keep hold of their territory.