American History from 1800-1876

By Keeli
  • Thomas Jefferson Becomes the Third President

    Thomas Jefferson Becomes the Third President
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    The United States buy the Louisiana territory from France.
  • The "Clermont"

    The "Clermont"
    The first commercial steamboat is invented by Robert Fulton.
  • United States End Legal Participation in Global Slave Trade

  • James Madison Becomes the Fourth President

    James Madison Becomes the Fourth President
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    The War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was fought between North America and Britain. America went to war with Britain after British ships captured American sailors and forced them to work on their ships.
  • The Treaty Of Ghent

    The United States and Britain sign the Treaty of Ghent on Christmas Eve, 1814.
  • James Monroe Becomes the Fifth President

    James Monroe Becomes the Fifth President
  • The Missouri Compromise

    Settled the Missouri Crisis by: allowing slavery below the 36*30' line of latitude, Missouri would be admitted as a slave state, and Maine would be admitted as a free state.
  • The Erie Canal

    New York City's man-made canal is completed.
  • John Quincy Adams Becomes the Sixth President

    John Quincy Adams Becomes the Sixth President
  • United States' First Railroad

    The U.S.'s first long-distance railroad is launched from Maryland
  • Andrew Jackson Becomes the Seventh President

    Andrew Jackson Becomes the Seventh President
  • The Indian Removal Act

    This act allowed the president (specifically President Andrew Jackson) to move the Native American population into unsettled territories. Which enabled white settlers to move to the Native's territory that remained inside the United State's borders.
  • The Reaper

    The Reaper
    Cyrus McCormick invents the first mechanical reaper.
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    The Nullification Crisis

    A series of conflicts arose between South Carolina and the federal government. A tax was placed on European imports as a way to protect the American industry, but many southern states claimed the tax only benefited the northern states. In 1833 a compromise tariff was passed that lowered the taxes, which resolved the Crisis.
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    The Texas Revolution

    A sensationalist movement in which Texas separated itself from Mexico and became an independent republic.
  • Morse Code

    Morse Code
    A communication method made with rhythmic beeps and pauses. Developed by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail.
  • Steel Plow

    John Deere creates the first steel plow
  • Martin Van Buren Becomes the Eighth President

    Martin Van Buren Becomes the Eighth President
  • William Henry Harrison Becomes the Ninth President

    William Henry Harrison Becomes the Ninth President
  • President Harrison Dies

    President William Harrison dies from pneumonia and is succeeded by his vice president, John Tyler.
  • Clipper Ship

    The "Rainbow" was designed by John W. Griffiths.
  • James K. Polk Becomes the Eleventh President

    James K. Polk Becomes the Eleventh President
  • Texas is the 28th State

    Texas is the 28th State
    The Republic of Texas is annexed into the United States of America as the 28th state.
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    The U.S-Mexican War

    After the annexation of Texas, Mexico believed it was an act of aggression from the United States. Mexico and America soon went into a war of borders. In the next spring, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed and borders were set between the two countries.
  • The First Women's Rights Convention

    The First Women's Rights Convention
    Heald at Seneca Falls, the first Women's Rights Convention took place to discuss women's roles in the government, society, church, and the home.
  • Zachary Taylor Becomes the Twelfth President

    Zachary Taylor Becomes the Twelfth President
  • President Taylor Dies

    President Zachary Taylor dies and is succeeded by Vice President Millard Filmore.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    Allowed southerners to recapture slaves that escaped to free states, Regardless of that state's anti-slavery laws.
  • Franklin Pierce Becomes the Thirteenth President

    Franklin Pierce Becomes the Thirteenth President
  • James Buchanan Becomes the Fifteenth President

    James Buchanan Becomes the Fifteenth President
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    The Southern States Secede from the Union

    After Lincoln won the election, South Carolina is the first to secede from the Union. Soon follows Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • Abraham Lincoln Becomes the Sixteenth President

    Abraham Lincoln Becomes the Sixteenth President
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    The American Civil War

    This was the war that ended slavery in America. It began when Union officer Major Robert Anderson refused to leave a U.S. fort in South Carolina after its secession. Anderson surrendered after Confederate Brigadier General P. G. T. Beauregard attacked the fort. It ended at the Battle of Palmito Ranch when Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general, surrendered to Ulysses Grant, a Union officer.
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    The Battle of Shiloh

    One of the deadliest battles of the Civil War. It lasted two days and ended with a Union victory.
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    The Battle of Gettysburg

    The deadliest battle of the war that damaged both the Confederacy and the Union.
  • Slavery is Abolished

    Slavery is Abolished
    The thirteenth amendment is passed. Slavery is now illegal in the United States unless as punishment for a crime.
  • Abraham Lincoln is Assassinated

    Abraham Lincoln is Assassinated
    John Wilkes Booth kills President Lincoln. Lincoln is succeeded by Vice President Andrew Johnson.
  • Ulysses S. Grant Becomes the Eighteenth President

    Ulysses S. Grant Becomes the Eighteenth President