Edgar Allen Poe

By 85broin
  • Poe's Birth

    Poe's Birth
    Boston, Massechusetts, orphaned after father left and mother passed away at young age
  • America gets irritated

    Macon's Bill Number 2 becomes law, intending to motivate Britain and France to stop seizing American vessels during the Napoleonic Wars
  • Poe picks up the "Allen" in his name

    Poe's mother Elizabeth passed away and he is adopted by John Allen, a wealthy merchant
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    U.S. Ccongress declares war on the British due to the British impressing American merchant ships.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    The Treaty of Ghent is signed. Both sides agree to pull back and forget their conquests to gain more land. The war ends in a stalemate.
  • Battles go on

    Battles go on
    As news slowly spread of the Treaty of Ghent (1814) ending the War of 1812, battles between American and British forces continued in the early months of this year. This is a picture of the American Flag in 1815
  • Treaty of 1818

    Treaty of 1818
    The treaty of 1818 is written and signed.It resolved standing boundary issues between the two nations, and allowed for joint occupation and settlement of the Oregon Country
  • Missouri becomes state

    Missouri becomes state
    Missourii is added as the 24th U.S. State.
  • False Teeth are Patented

    A man by the name of Charles Graham patents his invention of false teeth
  • Adams Becomes Presiden

    Adams Becomes Presiden
    John Quincy Adams is officially sworn in as president of the U,S. after James Monre had been for years
  • Poe goes to College

    Poe goes to College
    At age 17, poe left his adopted family to go off to The University of Virginia
  • Joins the Army

    Joins the Army
    Poe drank heavily in college and quickly got himself in debt and had to drop out. He was shunned by John Allen and was out of money. He moved to Boston and joined the U.S. Army. He did well and earned the title of Seargent Major.
  • Poe publishes first book

    Poe publishes first book
    Poe’s first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems‍ is published in Boston by Calvin F. S. Thomas
  • Al Araaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems

    Al Araaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems
    Poe’s second book, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems‍ is published in Baltimore by Hatch and Dunning.
  • Poe is again published

    Poe submits several stories to a contest sponsored by the Philadelphia Saturday Courier. He does not get first but five of his stories are published without his name.
  • Founding of Chicago

    Founding of Chicago
    350 settlers found the city of Chicago, Illinois
  • Battle of Gonzales

    Battle of Gonzales
    Texas Revolution – Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.
  • Goodyear's Rubber Patent

    Goodyear's Rubber Patent
    Charles Goodyear receives his first rubber patent
  • Slaves Take over Armistad

    Slaves Take over Armistad
    Slaves aboard the Amistad rebel and capture the ship
  • Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque‍

    Poe writes a new book and it is published in Philadelphia by Lea and Blanchard
  • Notre Dame founding

    Notre Dame founding
    The University of Notre Dame is founded on an unknown date.
  • The Raven

    The Raven
    Poe's most famous poem of all time is published in the "New York Evening Mirror". He becomes very famous for it but only initially makes $15 for the printing.
  • Construction of the Washinton Monument begins

    Construction of the Washinton Monument begins
    This was the very first day they broke ground to built the Washington Monument
  • Poe's Death

    Poe's Death
    Poe was found delirious on the steets of Baltimore on October 3, but was never coherent enough to explain how he got in this condition. He died on October 7 and the cause is still disputed, no one really knows why. He was 40 years old.