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A New Nation 1800-1876

  • The White House completed

    The White House completed
    John Adams was the First President to move into the White House.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Elected as the third President
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana territory for 15 million dollars from France, doubling the Nation.
  • Lewis and Clark expedition

    Lewis and Clark expedition
    Authorized by President Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out to map the North West United States along with Sacagawea, their Indian guide.
  • Marines at Tripoli

    The America Marines and Berbers fought the pirates at Tripoli
  • Lewis and Clark at the Pacific

    Lewis and Clark at the Pacific
    Lewis and Clark built Fort Clatsop near the mouth of the Columbia
  • Noah Webster's Dictionary

    Brilliant Noah Webster publishes the first America Dictionary
  • Slave Importation Outlawed

    The importation of Slaves is outlawed
  • James Madison

    James Madison
    James Madison is elected as fourth President of the United States
  • Birth of Abraham Lincoln

    Birth of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Kentucky
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    Tecumseh and his warriors are defeated by William Henry Harrison
  • War of 1812

    President James Madison asked Congress to declare war on Great Britain
  • White House Burns

    White House Burns
    British troops burned the White House causing President Madison to evacuate. The White House treasures are saved by Dolly Madison.
  • Our Nations Anthem

    Our Nations Anthem
    Francis Scott Key pens the words to the Star-Spangled Banner during the bombardment of Fort McHenry
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    A peace treaty is signed between the British and American governments at Ghent.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    General Andrew Jackson, unaware of the Treaty of Ghent leads his troops to the victory against the British troops at New Orleans
  • James Monroe elected

    James Monroe elected
    Our fifth President was elected defeating Rufus King.
  • Seminole War

    Andrew Jackson and the Army invade Florida
  • Panic of 1819

    The first financial crisis leading to bank failures, foreclosures, and unemployment.
  • Missouri Compromise of 1820

    Missouri Compromise of 1820
    Sponsored by Henry Clay, his legislation helped to temporarily solve the slavey crises.
  • Florida is Purchused

    Florida is Purchused
    Florida is purchased from Spain
  • Monroe Doctrine

    President Monroe created a policy in which the United States would oppose any European interventions in the Americas
  • John Quincy Adams Elected

    John Quincy Adams Elected
    Elected by the House of Representatives because the Electoral College did not have a majority, he was our sixth President
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    Erie Canal opened cutting travel between Buffalo, New York, and New York City by a third.
  • Jefferson and Adams Die

    Jefferson and Adams Die
    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die on the same die, one hour apart
  • Slavery abolished in New York

    Slavery is legally abolished in New York
  • First Passenger Railroad

    First Passenger Railroad
    The Baltimore and Ohio became the first passenger railroad
  • Tariffs of Abominations

    South Carolina opposed the Tariff and began a process of a formal Nullification Campaign
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson was elected to be our seventh President
  • Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson
    One of America's most famous poets is born
  • Nat Turner

    Slave rebellion led by slave Nat Turner ends in the death of 57 white citizens; he was eventually hanged.
  • The Oregon Trail

    The Oregon Trail
    The First Wagons crossed the Rocky Mountains
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The campaign to remove the Cherokee and other indigenous tribes from their homes and move them to the Oklahoma territory, is begun. Thousands die from exposure and want on this tragic trip.
  • The Reaper is invented

    The Reaper is invented
    Cyrus McCormick invented the reaper
  • P.T. Barnum

    P.T. Barnum
    P.T. Barnum starts his first circus in the United States
  • Texas Revolution

    Sam Houston takes command in the Battle of Gonzales and fights to secede from Mexico
  • The Alamo

    The Alamo
    General Santa Anna besieges Fort Alamo for thirteen days before it falls and every defender is killed.
  • Martin Van Buren Elected

    Martin Van Buren Elected
    Van Buren defeats William Henry Harrison
  • Panic of 1837

    A global economic crisis led to record unemployment
  • Telegraph invented

    Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph and the Morse Code system
  • William Henry Harrison elected

    William Henry Harrison elected
    Van Buren is defeated by Whig, Harrison
  • John Tyler President

    John Tyler President
    William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia leaving the presidency to his Vice President, Tyler.
  • James K. Polk President

    James K. Polk President
    Polk defeats Henry Clay for president
  • Singer Sewing Machine Invented

    Elias Howe invents his sewing machine
  • Mexican War

    The first major conflict at Palo Alto under the command of Zachary Taylor
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    Gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill in Colona, California starting the 1849 gold rush
  • Zachary Taylor elected

     Zachary Taylor elected
    Hero of the Mexican War, Taylor is elected from the Whig party
  • First Woman Doctor Elisabeth Blackwell

    First Woman Doctor Elisabeth Blackwell
    Elizabeth Blackwell is granted her degree
  • Compromise of 1850

    To avert possible war over the issue of slavery in the territories Henry Clay introduces a compromise.
  • Millard Fillmore president

    Millard Fillmore president
    After Zachary Taylor dies in office his vice president Fillmore is sworn in to office.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin Written

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Written
    Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, it was defined by Lincoln as the book that started the Civil War
  • Franklin Pierce President

    Franklin Pierce President
    Democrat, Franklin Pierce is elected
  • Gasden Purchase

    A 29,640 square mile tract is purchased from Mexico to allow for a railroad
  • Booker T. Washington born

    Booker T. Washington born
    Great black leader and educator is born.
  • James Buchanan president

    James Buchanan president
    The only bachelor president is elected.
  • Harper's Ferry

    Abolitionist John Brown tries to raid Harpers Ferry of arms to start a slave revolt. He is defeated and later hanged for treason.
  • Pony Express

    Pony Express
    The first attempt at long-distance mail to California is started and continued for 18 months
  • Abraham Lincoln president

    Abraham Lincoln president
    Running on an anti-slavery platform Lincoln is elected
  • Confederacy is formed

    Confederacy is formed
    In Montgomery, Alabama a convention formed the Confederated States and elected Jefferson Davis president.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The first conflict of the Civil War began with the bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina for 34 hours before it fell.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    The first Battle at Manasses, Virginia, ended with victory for the Confederacy
  • Gettysburg

    A turning point in the war, this battle turned the Confederate army south again, yet with terrible losses on both sides. Lincoln's Gettysburg address is one of the most beautiful speeches ever given.
  • Vicksburg

    Decisive victory in the western theater won to General Grant at Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Lincoln's Second Inaguration

    Defeating George McClellan
  • Sheridan's March

    General Sheridan successfully cut the Confederacy supply lines in his march across five states
  • Surrender at Appomatox Court House

    Surrender at Appomatox Court House
    General Lee surrenders to U.S. Grant in Virginia ending the Civil War
  • President Lincoln Assasinated

    President Lincoln Assasinated
    John Wilkes Booth enter Ford Theater and shoots Lincoln in the back of the head.
  • Slavery abolished!!!

    The thirteenth amendment abolishes slavery
  • Purchase of Alaska

    Secretary of State, William Seward, purchased Alaskan territory for 7.2 million dollars
  • Thomas Edison

    Edison applies for his first patent, an electric vote recorder
  • Ulysses Grant president

    Ulysses Grant president
    Becomes the 18th president
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Transcontinental Railroad
    The Golden Spike was driven into the tracks to mark the meeting of the railroad from East and West at Promontory Point, Utah. This linked California and the East.
  • 15th Amendment

    Giving blacks the right to vote, race would no longer be a factor in the voting process. The 15th amendment is ratified by the Secretary of State
  • Chigago Fire

    Chigago Fire
    The great Chicago fire burned 1.2 million acres of land and killed 250 people, causing massive structural damage.
  • Women's Crusade

    Women's Christian Temperance Union started a movement against the sale of liquor
  • Jesse James

    Jesse and his brother Frank engage in their first successful train robbery
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    Lt. Colonel George Custer led U.S troops against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians and was routed completely, his forces almost entirely wiped out.