American History 1800-1876

Timeline created by Cade Molidor
In History
  • Thomas Jefferson Becomes President

    Thomas Jefferson Becomes President
    Thomas Jefferson becomes the 3rd president of the united states and serves 2 terms
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Jefferson buys a stretch of land from the French that stretched from the bottom of Louisiana to the bottom of Canada which is the first major step in westward expansion.
  • Lewis and Clark Explorations

    Lewis and Clark Explorations
    Lewis and Clark head west to explore the Louisiana Purchase for 2 years and covered roughly 8,000 miles
  • Battle of two founding Fathers

    Battle of two founding Fathers
    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr have a duel and Hamilton is killed.
  • The National Road

    The National Road
    The first 10 miles of road was constructed westward from Cumberland, Maryland, which will make westward migration possible.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    This balances the practice of slavery and holds the union together for a bit.
  • Alamo

    Alamo
    A tragic siege at the Alamo becomes a legendary battle in the Texas War for Independence.
  • The Mexican War

    The Mexican War
    The Mexican war broke out due to America trying to colonize westward into California.
  • Gold Rush in California

    Gold Rush in California
    Large amounts of gold are discovered in California and causes a lot of people to migrate there to be apart of it.
  • Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas Debate

    Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas Debate
    These two candidates debate for the presidency and the big topic is slavery in America.
  • Lincoln Is elected President

    Lincoln Is elected President
    Lincoln is elected 16th President of the United States and begins abolishing slavery
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    Civil war

    The different opinions about slavery from the North and the South create a separation between the two and starts the deadliest war in US history.
  • Lincoln is Assassinated

    Lincoln is Assassinated
    5 days after the civil war comes to an end, Abraham Lincoln is Assassinated by John Wilks Booth in a theater.
  • Ulysses S. Grant elected president

    Ulysses S. Grant elected president
    Grant was elected to be the 18th president of the United States and was a well-known war hero and commander that led the Union to their victory.
  • Yellowstone Park

    Yellowstone Park
    Ulysses S. Grant established Yellowstone park and was the world's first national park.
  • Rutherford B. Hayes Elected President

    Rutherford B. Hayes Elected President
    After a hotly contested election, Hayes becomes the 19th president of the US although not by popular vote.