Timeline PRoject

Events

The Second Great Awakening

1790

A protestant religious revival during the early 19th century in the United States

Louisiana Purchase

1803

The acquisition of the Louisiana territory by the US from France.

Supreme Court declares parts of the Judiciary Act of 1789 unconstitutional

1803

A clause granting the supreme court the power to issue writs of mandamus under its original jurisdiction was declared unconstitutional.

Lewis and Clark Expedition

1804

The first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the US.

New Jersey ends slavery

1804

The New Jersey state legislature was the last in the north to abolish slavery.

Robert Fulton builds his first steamboat.

1807

Had the first successful steamboat called the Clermont.

African Slave Trade Ends

1807

Non-intercourse act

1809

Was a substitute for the Embargo Act of 1807

War of 1812

1812

A conflict fought between the US, Europe & their respective allies.

Missouri Compromise

1820

The legislation passed by the 16th US Congress.

Monroe Doctrine

1823

A policy that the European powers were obligated to respect the Western Hemisphere as the US of interest.

The Erie Canal is opened.

1825

Indian Removal Act.

1830

Authorized the President to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders.

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad begins operation

1830

Nat Turner Rebellion

1831

A slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia.

The Trail of Tears

1831

A series of forced removals of Native American nations from their ancestral homelands.

The Liberator begins publication.

1831

Was an American abolitionist newspaper founded be William Lloyd Garrison & Isaac Knapp.

The Gag Rule

1836

The house passed a resolution that automatically postponed action on all petitions relating to slavery without hearing them.