Ch. 7 Timeline

  • William Henry Harrison appointed governor of the Indiana Territory

    William Henry Harrison appointed governor of the Indiana Territory
    He was appointed by President Jefferson to solve the “Indian Problem” where the natives could convert themselves to being settled farmers and become a part of white culture, or move west of the Mississippi River.
  • Napoleonic Wars

    Napoleonic Wars
    Full-scale conflict that led to the British and French taking steps to prevent America from trading and helping the other.
  • Battle of Trafalgar

    Battle of Trafalgar
    A British fleet has destroyed the French Navy, due to being unable to challenge Britain, Napoleon pressured England through economic measures. This led to the creation of the “Continental System”, which was created in order to close Europe to British trade.
  • Deserters from British Navy

    British Navy was named “floating hell” due to it’s low payment, flogging, and terrible conditions, few volunteered and many were forced into the navy, they led to many people deserting at any given chance. The deserters joined the American Merchant marine/American Navy, which led to the British claiming the right to seize and search ships in order the reobtain the deserters.
  • Leonard VS Chesapeake

    the British went to stricter extremes on an American Naval vessel sailing from Norfolk. This ship had contained many alleged deserters, the American ship “Chesapeake” and the British ship “Leonard” had encountered each other. When the American ship commander, James Barron refused to allow the search of his ship, the British vessel opened fire. Barron was forced to surrender and this led to four men being taken from the American ship.
  • Embargo Act of 1807

    Embargo Act of 1807
    Prohibited American ships from leaving the United States to go to any other nation’s port in the world.
  • Election of 1808

    Election of 1808
    James Madison, father of the Constitution and Jefferson’s Secretary of State won the presidential election over the Federalist candidate Charles Pinckney.
  • Non-Intercourse Act

    Act passed by Jefferson shortly before his presidency ended, to reopen trade with all countries except Great Britain and France.
  • Macon's Bill No. 2

    Repealed the Non-Intercourse Act, allowing trade relations with Great Britain and France
  • Fort at Baton Rouge Seized

    American settlers in West Florida seized the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge and requested the government to annex it. After President Madison agreed the government began planning how to gain control of the rest of Florida.
  • War Hawk Congress

    War Hawk Congress
    War Hawks elected into congress. They formed a favor of war in the House of Representatives.
  • The Battle of Tippecanoe

    The Battle of Tippecanoe
    During Tecumseh's absence from Prophetstown, Harrison and his 1,000 soldiers provoked a bloody battle with Indians. Both sides suffered heavy losses but Harrison drove off the natives and burned the town. This battle left the Indian Confederacy in disarray and caused many of the Prophet’s followers to lose faith as they had believed his magic would protect them.
  • Westward Expansion/War of 1812

    Westward Expansion/War of 1812
    In North America, a result of the westward expansion of white settlement which was stretching to the Mississippi River and beyond, which collided with the Native Americans. The Indian conflicts became intertwined with the European conflicts and helped cause the war of 1812.
  • Declaring War

    Declaring War
    President Madison approved a declaration of war against Great Britain.
  • The Battle of the Thames

    The Battle of the Thames
    William Henry Harrison won a victory which resulted in the death of Tecumseh. This weakened the Native American forces and diminished their ability to defend the Northwest region of the country.
  • The Battle of Horseshoe Bend

    The Battle of Horseshoe Bend
    Andrew Jackson and his men temporarily abandoned plans for an invasion of Florida to pursue the Creek Indians who had been attacking settlers near the border. The Americans ruthlessly killed native women and children along warriors which resulted in the Creeks ceding their land to the United States.
  • British Invasion

    British invaded Washington, set fire to buildings, proceed to Baltimore.
  • Bombardment of Baltimore

    Baltimore, Maryland is bombarded by the British, which brings about the creation of "The Star Spangled Banner".
  • Pensacola

    Andrew Jackson and his men seized the Spanish fort at Pensacola.
  • Hartford Convention

    Angry Federalists discuss adding amendments to protect New England in exchange for not seceding.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    Peace negotiations are made to end the conflicts.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    Andrew Jackson holds back the British forces.
  • Commercial Treaty

    Allowed the United States to trade with England and much of the British Empire.
  • The Rush-Bagot Agreement

    The Rush-Bagot Agreement
    This treaty regulated naval armaments on the Great Lakes and demilitarized the border between the US and Canada.