Significant Events of 1800's

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In History
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    Thomas Jefferson Presidency

  • West Point Military Academy

    West Point Military Academy
    Established by Thomas Jefferson
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    The purchase of the Louisiana territory from France for $15 million.
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    James Madison Presidency

  • The Battle of Tippecanoe

    The Battle of Tippecanoe
    The battle was between American soldiers and Native Americans.
  • The Indian War of 1812

    The Indian War of 1812
    Tecumseh led the war hoping to gain the support of the British in their fight against Americans.
  • Burning of Washington

    Burning of Washington
    British troops set fire to Washington D.C. during the War of 1812.
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    John Quincy Adams Presidency

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    Andrew Jackson Presidency

  • The Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act
    Andrew Jackson's law giving authority for the federal government to exchange Indian land with land west of the Mississippi.
  • Whig Party Established

    Founded by Henry Clay as a protest to Andrew Jackson and the Democrats.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    13 day battle that a small group of Texans fought, and lost, against the Mexican General Santa Anna.
  • The Battle of San Jacinto

    The Battle of San Jacinto
    Sam Houston led a group of Texans against Mexican forces to win Texas Independence.
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    Martin Van Buren Presidency

    First President born after America gained independence from the British.
  • The Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears
    The forced relocation of the Cherokee tribes to lands west of the Mississippi in accordance with the Indian Removal Act.
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    U.S. Mexican War

    Westward expansion was a key cause of the war.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel was considered the best selling book of the 19th century.
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    Abraham Lincoln Presidency

    Lincoln made an executive order, the Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery. He was assassinated 42 days into his second term.
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    The Civil War

    The bloodiest battle in American history with 750,000 killed.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    First battle of the Civil War to take place on Union land, and the single bloodiest day in American history with 22,000 soldiers dead, wounded, or missing.
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    Battle of Chancellorsville

    A major battle of the Civil War considered Gen. Robert E Lee's greatest victory as he defeated a force nearly twice the size of his army.
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    Battle of Gettysburg

    One of the most important battles of all the war and also the bloodiest, resulting in 51,000 casualties.
  • Drafting of the 13th Amendment

    President Lincoln approved the proposed amendment permanently abolishing slavery.
  • Appomattox

    Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse ending the war.
  • Lincoln is Assassinated

    Lincoln was attending a play Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C
  • Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty
    Given as a gift from France, The statue represents freedom extending to the world.