The First Half of the 19th Century

  • Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

    Thomas Jefferson's Presidency
    Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States. Before he was President he was the Vice President for John Adams between 1797 and 1801. One of Jefferson's biggest accomplishments was the Louisiana Purchase. This was where Napoleon (a French leader) needed money for the war he was fighting so he offered Jefferson land so that he would have more money for the war.
  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition

    The Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Lewis and Clark were explorers sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore the land that was bought during the Louisiana Purchase. During this time they mapped the area and documented the new animals and plants in the areas they explored. On this expedition Lewis and Clark met Sacagawea. Sacagawea was a Native American who showed Lewis and Clark all the different things that were in the land and helped them.
  • James Madison's Presidency

    James Madison's Presidency
    James Madison was the fourth President of the United States. His Presidency was between 1809 and 1817. One of Madison's major accomplishments was that he helped write the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights has the first ten amendments. For example, the first amendment is RAPPS. RAPPS means religion, assembly, press, petition and speech.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and British. The U.S. wanted to expand their territory and the British were taking U.S. ships and their soldiers captive and imprisoned. During most of the war the U.S. lost many battles but at the last battle called the battle of New Orleans they won with the help of Andrew Jackson. He helped with many other battles and was a war hero. The treaty to end the war was signed before this battle but people thought we won because of the battle.
  • James Monroe's Presidency

    James Monroe's Presidency
    James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. In 1803, Monroe helped get the Louisiana Purchase. He also sent a message to Europe in the Monroe Doctrine. The Monroe Doctrine tells European nations that they needed to stop interfering with the Western Hemisphere. Fun fact; The Monroe Doctrine was also written by John Quincy Adams.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    When slavery was going on the states were separated into slave states and free states. The slave states were states where people could have slaves and the free states were where slaves weren't allowed and everyone was free. The amount between the free and slave states were going to be uneven and people were mad about that. To fix this the government decided that Missouri was going to be a slave state and Maine would be a free state.
  • John Quincy Adams Presidency

    John Quincy Adams Presidency
    John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States. He attempted to make a law to raise tariffs during his presidency but all of the Southern States decided against it. He also tried to help American businesses but the Southern States were also against that. In congress he tried to set up a transportation system using canals and roads but it never worked out.
  • Andrew Jackson's Presidency

    Andrew Jackson's Presidency
    Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was a war hero during the War of 1812 and helped win the battle of New Orleans. He also went to what is now Florida to defend the boarders but invaded and attacked the Spanish. They surrendered a few days later. During his presidency Jackson did many things. For example he passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830 into law. This made him able to move any Native Americans East of the Mississippi. This was known as the Trail of Tears.
  • The Indian Removal Act of 1830

    The Indian Removal Act of 1830
    The Indian Removal Act was where the President could make Native American tribes east of the Mississippi River move to the west of the river. This was passed into law by Andrew Jackson. All the tribes had to walk barefoot until they reached where they could live. Many Natives died and got sick and this was later known as the Trail of Tears because the natives was crying during this time. The Cherokee Nation refused to leave and the U.S. agreed but Andrew Jackson didn't care and did it anyways.
  • The Treaty of Oregon

    The Treaty of Oregon
    The Oregon Treaty was a treaty between Britain and the United States. It established the borders between the U.S. and British land west of the Rocky Mountains. This treaty was signed in Washington D.C. and it was negotiated by James Polk, the President at the time. James Polk was the eleventh President of the United States.