Previous vice president, Thomas Jefferson served two terms as the third President of the U.S.
Robert Fulton invented the first steam powered ship named the "Clermont." This invention would forever change water transportation.
James Madison's Presidency
Known as the "Father of the Constitution", founding father James Madison served two terms as the fourth President.
1st Bank of the United States charter expires
Because of this, the US had to decide on a new bank.
Battle of Tippecanoe
General William Henry Harrison led American troops in a victorious battle against dangerous Indian forces.
War of 1812
This war was fought between America and Britian over certain maritime rights. One of these being the fact that the British was forcing American sailors to work on their ships.
Battle of Lake Erie
Nine American ships defeated and captured six British vessels.
Battle of Thames
This battle was an American victory over the Indian warrior Tecumseh who sided with the British.
Battle of Fort McHenry
This was a sea and land battle fought between American and British forces. The Americans defense was succesful and the British retreat. During this battle while aboard a British ship, Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner.
Treaty of Ghent
This ended the War of 1812. The terms stated that all conquered territory was returned and the boundaries between Canada and the U.S. would be settled later.
The British finally defeated the French General Napolean Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo.
New Bank of the United States
A new bank for the US was made in Philadelphia.
This treaty ceded Florida from Spain to the US and defined the boundary line between the US and Spain.
This agreement admitted Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. Besides Missouri, slavery would be prohibited above the thirty-sixth parallel.
Mexico gains Independence
Mexico finally gains independence from its mother country, Spain.
This document warned European nations that the U. S. would protect freedom in the Western Hemisphere.
John Quincy Adams' Presidency
Son of former President John Adams, John Quincy Adams served one term as our sixth President.
Erie Canal completed
This canal went from the Hudson River to Lake Erie measuring a total of 363 miles.
Andrew Jackson's Presidency
Andrew Jackson was a former general in the U.S. Army. He served in both houses of Congress and served two terms as our seventh President.
Indian Rermoval Act
This act forced Indian living east of the Mississippi to move farther west.
The Liberator first published
William Lloyd Garrison published this weekly newspaper in Boston. It urged it readers toward the freedom of slaves.
Nat Turner's Rebellion
Nat Turner and his fellow slaves rose up and killed nearly one-hundred white men, women and children in the name of slave freedom.
Mechanical Reaper invented
Cyrus McCormick invented the mechanical reaper so farmers could harvest their grain faster and easier.
Treaty of New Echota
This treaty removed the Cherokee Indians from their homeland to the West.
Battle of the Alamo
After thirteen days of siege, General Santa Anna of Mexico takes the Alamo, killing everyone inside.
Texas proclaims independence
The Americans of Texas proclaim themselves independent from Mexico.
Battle of San Jacinto
After only eighteen minutes of fighting, the Texan army defeated Santa Anna and won their independence.
Steel Plow invented
John Deere invented the steel plow. This made it easier for farmers to plow their fields.
Martin Van Buren's Presidency
Founder of the Democratic Party, Van Buren served one term as our eighth President.
This 175 acre farm was a utopian experiment in communal living. It was abandoned after it burned in 1846.
William Henry Harrison's Presidency
Thirty-one days into his term, he died of pneumonia becoming the first President to die in office and the shortest-serving US President in history.
John Tyler's Presidency
After President William Henry Harrison's death, John Tyler became our tenth President. He became the first vice President to succeed to Presidency after his predecessor's death. He was also re-elected for the following term.
This treaty resolved border issues between America and British northern colonies.
1st organized wagon train begins the Oregon Trail
The first organized wagon train sets out on the Oregon Trail.
James K. Polk's Presidency
Previous Speaker of the House of Representatives and Governor of Tennessee, Polk served one term as our tenth President.
Texas joins the US
After gaining independence, Texas joins the US as the twenty-eigth state.
This war was fought because of a border dispute between the US and Mexico.
California declares itself part of the US
California leaves Mexico and declares itself part of the US.
Battle of Buena Vista
General Zachary Taylor and his forces fight the larger Mexican Army.
Treaty of Hidalgo
The treaty ended the Mexican War and settled the boundary between Mexico and America.
Zachary Taylor's Presidency
Before becoming our twelth President, Taylor served as major general in the Mexican War. Unfortunatley, he died after only a year in office.
Millard Fillmore's Presidency
As vice-President, Fillmore became our thirteenth President after the death of Zachary Taylor. He is the last member of the Whig party to be in the White House.
Uncle Tom's Cabin published
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin about the horrors of slavery. Lincoln even atributed her book to starting the Civil War.
Franklin Pierce's Presidency
Pierce believed that the abolitionist movement was a threat to the nation's unity. He served one term as our fourteenth President.
This act allowed the people in a state to decide if slavery would be allowed in their state. Kansas and Nebraska were also formed.
James Buchanan's Presidency
Before serving as our fifteenth President, Buchanan served as Secretary of State and represented Pennsylvania in both Houses of Congress.
South Carolina succeds
South Carolina becomes the first state to succed from the Union.
The southern states form the Confederate States of Amercia and appoint Jefferson Davis as their President.
Abraham Linoln's Presidency
Throughout the Civil War, Abrahm Linoln was President of the Union. Sadly, he was assasinated shortly into his second term.
Battle of Ft. Sumter
Fort Sumter was attacked by the South Carolina militia. The battle ended with the forts surrender.
Slavery tore our country apart. This war was a fight against our own countrymen. It remains to this day one of the bloodiest wars in history.
1st Battle of Bull Run
This was the first major battle of the Civil War and ended in a Confederate victory.
Battle of Antietam
This Confederate victory was the bloddiest battle of the war.
Battle of Shiloh
The Confederate launched this suprise attack on General Ulysses S Grant. It is also. one of the first battles in the West
Lincoln gives this famous speech that frees all of the slaves.
Battle of Chattanooga
During this battle, the North gained controle of an important railroad. This victory greatly impacted the North's success.
Sherman's march to the sea
Union General William T. Sherman led 60,000 soldiers on a 285 mile march from Atlanta to Savanah, Georgia. His goal was to frighten the South enought that they would give up their cause.
John Wilkes Booth sneaked into the President's booth at a theatre and shot Lincoln in the head.
Andrew Johnson's Presidency
Because he was vice-President, Johnson became our seventeenth President after Linoln was assasinated.
General Rober E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomatox Courthouse.
Ulysses S. Grant's Presidency
Before he became our eigtheenth President, Grant served as Commanding General of the United States Army during the Civil War.