Jacksonian Era

  • The Cumberland road

    The Cumberland road
    The first federal roadproject, construction of which began in 1815; ran from Cumberland, Maryland, to present-day Wheeling, West Virginia.Construction began in 1815. Workers had to cut a 66 foot wide band, sometimes throught forest, to make a way for the road.Then they had to use shovels and pickaxes to dig a 12 to 18 inch roadbeds, which they filled with crushed stone.All of the workers had to be done without the benefit of today's bulldozers and steamrollers.
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    Jacksonian Era

    The timeline goes from 1815 through 1862
  • Sequoya writes the Cherokee language

    Sequoya writes the Cherokee language
    The first printing press designed to use the newly invented Cherokee alphabet arrives at New Echota, Georgia.The General Council of the Cherokee Nation had purchased the press with the goal of producing a Cherokee-language newspaper. The press itself, however, would have been useless had it not been for the extraordinary work of a young Cherokee named Sequoyah, who invented a Cherokee alphabet.In dealing with the Anglo soldiers and settlers, he became intrigued by their "talking leaves"-printed.
  • Election of John Quincy Adams

    Election of John Quincy Adams
    In the November 1824 election, 131 electoral votes, just over half of the 261 total, were necessary to elect a candidate president. Although it had no bearing on the outcome of the election, popular votes were counted for the first time in this election. On December 1, 1824, the results were announced. Andrew Jackson 99 electoral and 153,544 popular votes; John Quincy Adams--the son of John Adams, the second president of the United States--received 84 electoral and 108,740 popular vote.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    New York legislators became interested in the possibility of building a canal across New York in the first decade of the 19th century.Shipping goods west from Albany was a costly and tedious affair; there was no railroad yet, and to cover the distance from Buffalo to New York City by stagecoach took two weeks.By 1817,he had convinced the legislature to authorize the expenditure of $7million for the construction of a canal that he proposed would be 363 miles long,40 feet wide, and four feet deep.
  • Election of Andrew Jackson

    Election of Andrew Jackson
    Born in poverty, Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) had become a wealthy Tennessee lawyer and rising young politician by 1812, when war broke out between the United States and Britain. His leadership in that conflict earned Jackson national fame as a military hero, and he would become America's most influential–and polarizing–political figure during the 1820s and 1830s.He was loved by many people,from him being a war hero, and his bravey.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida--land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the southeastern United States. Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land, the federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    While the United States expanded into the lower South, white settlers faced what they considered an obstacle. This area was home to the Cherokee,Creek,Choctaw,Chicasaw and Seminole nations.These Indian nations,in the view of the settlers and many other white Americans,were standing in the way of progress.Eager for land to raise cotton,the settlers pressured the federal government to acquire Indian territory.Many Indians died.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    Jacksonian Democracy in the strictest sense refers simply to the ascendancy of Andrew Jackson and the Democratic party after 1828. More loosely, it alludes to the entire range of democratic reforms that proceeded alongside the Jacksonians' triumph from expanding the suffrage to restructuring federal institutions. From another angle, however, Jacksonianism appears as a political impulse tied to slavery, the subjugation of Native Americans, and the celebration of white supremacy.
  • Worchester V Georgia

    Worchester V Georgia
    Worcester v. Georgia was part of what has become known as the "Indian Trilogy," a series of cases involving Native American rights that were reviewed by the Marshall Court during Andrew Jackson's Presidency. Worcester v. Georgia (1832) addressed a Georgia law requiring whites living in Cherokee territory to obtain a permit from the state.
  • Second Seminole War

    Second Seminole War
    The second of the Seminole Wars (1835-1842). He became a full-fledged war hero through his service in the Mexican War, which broke out in 1846 after the U.S. annexation of Texas. Elected president in 1848, Taylor entered the White House at a time when the issue of slavery and its extension into the new western territories (including Texas) had caused a major rift between the North and South.
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    Unlike the seven men who preceded him in the White House, Martin Van Buren (1782-1862)was the first president to be born a citizen of the United States and not a British subject. He rose quickly in New York politics,winning a U.S.Senate seat in 1821 and presiding over a sophisticated state political organization.Van Buren helped form the new Democratic Party from a coalition of Jeffersonian Republicans who backed the military hero and president Andrew Jackson.Van ran again but was unsuccessfull.
  • The emergence of Sectionalism

    The emergence of Sectionalism
    In 1862, the Pacific Railroad Act chartered the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad Companies, and tasked them with building a transcontinental railroad that would link the United States from east to west. Over the next seven years, the two companies would race toward each other from Sacramento, California on the one side and Omaha, Nebraska on the other, struggling against great risks before they met at Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869.