Period 4

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In History
  • Eli Whitney Patents the Cotton Gin

  • Thomas Jefferson Elected President

    Thomas Jefferson Elected President
    The Election of 1800 (also referred to as the "Revolution of 1800") resulted in Thomas Jefferson becoming President of the United States, as well as a long period of Democratic-Republican rule.
  • Gabriel Prosser Slave Revolt

    Gabriel Prosser Slave Revolt
    Gabriel Prosser was a literate slave who attempted to organize a slave revolt in 1800. The plan was thwarted when information of it was leaked to authorities, which resulting in the apprehension and execution of Gabriel and his followers. Furthermore, several state legislatures passed new laws that restricted the liberties of free blacks in response to the incident.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition of the Louisiana Territory by the United Sates. France ceded the entire territory in return for 50 million francs. This was America's largest and most valuable land grab in history.
  • Marbury v. Madison

  • Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition
    The Lewis and Clark Expedition was the first American expedition to explore the west. President Jefferson commissioned the expedition in order to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    This was an embargo enacted by Congress against Britain and France, in response to their violations of American sovereignty (in the form of seizing the cargo of american merchants).
  • Chesapeake-Leopard Affair

    Naval engagement
  • James Madison Elected President

  • Non-Intercourse Act

    Non-Intercourse Act
    The Non-Intercourse Act was passed in 1809 to replace the ineffective Embargo Act of 1807. Although it too was largely ineffective and in fact harmful to the U.S. economy, it did help to kick start the beginning of American industrialization by forcing America to manufacture products they could no longer get via trade with Britain.
  • Francis Cabot Lowell Smuggled Memorized Textile Mill Plans from Manchester, England

  • Death of Tecumseh

  • The British Burn Washington DC

    The Burning of Washington was a British invasion during the War of 1812 in which British forces occupied the city and burnt many government buildings down, including the White House.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    The Hartford Convention was a series of meetings of New England Federalists to discuss their grievances relating to the War of 1812 and other issues. Ultimately they were discredited and ceased to be a major political force when word of Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans spread north.
  • End of War of 1812

    End of War of 1812
    The War of 1812 ended on February 18th, 1815, with the Treaty of Ghent, which provided for a status quo, aside from a few agreements such as the British ceasing the impressment of American sailors.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    The Battle of New Orleans was the last major battle of the War of 1812. Although a peace treaty was already being signed, the British Army was ordered to press the attack on New Orleans. However, the Americans, led by General Andrew Jackson, defeated the British, and the victory boosted the morale of the people and it made Jackson a national hero.
  • Treaty of Ghent

  • Era of Good Feelings Began

  • James Monroe Elected President

  • Rush-Bagot Treaty

    Rush-Bagot Treaty
    The Rush-Bagot Treaty was an agreement signed by the United States and the United Kingdom which provided for the demilitarization of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
  • Anglo-American Convention

  • Adams-Onis Treaty

    Adams-Onis Treaty
    This treaty settled the boundary disputes between Spain and the United States. In addition, Spain ceded Florida to the U.S.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    This dispute arose when the State of Maryland attempted to levy a tax on the National Bank. James William McCulloch, head of the Baltimore Branch, refused to pay the tax. The case eventually made it to the Supreme Court, where it was decided that Congress had the power to create the Bank. This defined the legislative power of Congress in relation to state legislatures.
  • Panic of 1819

  • Missouri Compromise

  • Denmark Vesey Slave Revolt

    Denmark Vesey was an african
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine was an American policy which warned European powers against interfering in or attacking any independent nations in North America and South America.
  • John Quincy Adams Elected President (Corrupt Bargain)

  • Erie Canal Completed

  • Tariff of Abominations

  • Andrew Jackson Elected President