US Timeline 1800-1876

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    First National Bank

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    Second Great Awakening

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    Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

  • Ohio Becomes a State

  • Louisiana Purchase

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    Lewis and Clark Expedition

  • First Successful Steamboat Built in America

    The steamboat Clermont was the first reliable steamboat. It demonstrated the possible use of steamboats.
  • Embargo Act of 1807

  • Slave Trade Abolished in America

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    James Madison's Presidency

  • The First Steamboat to Travel Down the Mississippi River Arrives in New Orleans

  • Louisiana Becomes a State

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    War of 1812

  • Francis Cabot Lowell and Paul Moody Re-create Power Loom in America

  • Washington DC Burned by British Forces

  • "Star Spangled Banner" Composed

  • Hartford Convention

  • Treaty of Ghent

  • Battle of New Orleans

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    Second Bank of the United States

  • Indiana Becomes a State

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    James Monroe's Presidency

  • Mississippi Becomes a State

  • Andrew Jackson Invades Spanish-Florida

    This action of Jackson, though unauthorized by the President Monroe, led the way for the Adams-Ones Treaty. The treaty acquired Florida for the United States
  • Illinois Becomes a State

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    Panic of 1819

  • Dartmouth v. Woodward Supreme Court Case

  • Adams-Ones Treaty Cedes Florida to the United States From Spain

  • Alabama Becomes a State

  • Missouri Compromise of 1820

  • Maine Becomes a State

  • Missouri Becomes a State

  • Monroe Doctrine Put Into Place by President Monroe

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    John Quincy Adams's Presidency

  • Erie Canal Was Finished

  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company Formed

    Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company was the first company to launch a long-distance railroad line in the US.
  • Democratic Party Formed

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    Nullification Crisis

    The crisis began with Vice President Calhoun's secret drafting of the “South Carolina Exposition and Protest.” It ended with the Compromise Tariff of 1833. The Nullification Crisis is significant because it almost pushed the country to Civil War.
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    Andrew Jackson's Presidency

  • First Operational Locomotive In the United States

  • Indian Removal Act Passed by Congress

  • Cyrus McCormicks's Mechanical Reaper Invented

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    Alexis de Tocqueville Visits the United States

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    Nat Turner's slave rebellion

  • Nullification Crisis Reaches Its Peak

    On this day, President Jackson issued the "Nullification Proclamation." It stated that the states did not have the right to nullify federal laws and tariffs.
  • Whig Party Formed

  • Jeffersonian Republican Party/Democratic-Republican Party Dissolved

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    Texas Revolution

  • Battle of Goliad

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    Battle of the Alamo

  • Goliad Massacre

  • Battle of San Jacinto

  • Arkansas Becomes a State

  • John Deer's Steel Plow Invented

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    Depression of 1837

  • Michigan Becomes a State

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    Martin Van Buren's Presidency

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    Trail of Tears

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    William Henry Harrison's Presidency

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    John Tyler's Presidency

  • Know-Nothing Party Formed

    This party was created in response to the influx of Catholic and Jewish immigrants.
  • First Telegraph Message Sent

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    Irish Potato Famine

    This event in Ireland caused a great migration of Irish to America. A total of about 1.7 million Irish moved from Ireland to America between the years 1840 and 1860.
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    James K. Polk's Presidency

  • Florida Becomes a State

  • Texas Becomes a State

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    Mexican-American War

  • Iowa Becomes a State

  • US Invasion of Mexico Starts at Vera Cruz

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    Winfield Scott's Siege of Mexico City

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    California Gold Rush

  • Treaty of Guadalupe

  • Wisconsin Becomes a State

  • Seneca Falls Convention

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    Zachary Taylor's Presidency

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    Millard Fillmore's Presidency

  • California Becomes a State

  • Compromise of 1850

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    Franklin Pierce's Presidency

  • Republican Party Formed

  • Whig Party Dissolved

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    James Buchanan's Presidency

  • Dred Scott v. Standford Decision

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    Panic of 1857

  • Minnesota Becomes a State

  • Oregon Becomes a State

  • John Brown Raids Harpers Ferry

  • John Brown Captured by Forces Under Robert E. Lee

  • South Carolina Secedes the United States

    South Carolina seceded the United States, becoming the first state to do so in the History of the United States.
  • Mississippi Secedes the United States

  • Florida Secedes the United States

  • Alabama Secedes the United States

  • Georgia Secedes the United States

  • Lousiana Secedes the United States

  • Kansas Becomes a State

  • Texas Secedes the United States

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    Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

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    Battle of Fort Sumter

    This battle was the first battle of the Civil War.
  • Virginia Secedes the United States

  • Tennessee Secedes the United States

  • Arkansas Secedes the United States

  • North Carolina Secedes the United States

  • 1st Battle of Bull Run/Manassas

  • Naval Battle of Hampton Roads

    This battle between the USS Monitor and CSS Merrimack demonstrated the effectiveness of ironclad ships.
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    Battle of Shiloh

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    2nd Battle of Bull Run/2nd Battle of Manassas

  • Battle of Antietam

  • Emancipation Proclamation

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    Battle of Chancellorsville

    Although this battle was an outstanding Confederate victory, the great Confederate general Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson died because of a would he received during the battle.
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    Battle of Vicksburg

  • West Virginia Becomes a State

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    Battle of Gettysburg

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    Battle of Chattanooga

  • Battle of Atlanta

  • Nevada Becomes a State

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    March to the Sea

  • Surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House

  • Abraham Lincoln Assassinated by John Wilkes Booth

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    Andrew Johnson's Presidency

  • 13th Amendment Ratified

  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

  • Nebraska Becomes a State

  • 14 Amendment Ratified

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    Ulysses S. Grant's Presidency

  • 15th Amendment Ratified

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    Panic of 1873

  • Colorado Becomes a State