Other Events in Hawthorne's life

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Thomas Jefferson elected president; reelected in 1804

1800

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Lewis & Clark Expedition

1804 - 1806

James Madison elected as president

1808

Washington Irving publishes Kinickerbocker's HIstory of New York

1809

War with Great Britain

1812 - 1815

Francis Scott Key writes "The Star Spangled Banner"

1814

James Monroe elected president

1816

Monroe Doctrine proclaimed

1823

Erie Canal opens

1825

Noah Webster publishes An American Dictionary of the English Language

1828

Andrew Jackson elected president

1828

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad establishes first passenger railroad in United States

1828

American Anti-Slavery Society formed

1833

Ralph Waldo Emerson publishes Nature

1836

President William Harrison dies and is succeeded by John Tyler

1841

Edgar Allen Poe publishes "The Raven"

1844

First message by Morse's telegraph

1844

Texas annexed by United States

1845

Henry David Thoreau moves to Walden Pond

1845

War with Mexico

1846 - 1848

Elias Howe invents the sewing machine

1846

Gold discovered in California; gold rush begins

1848 - 1849

Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, NY

1848

Melville publishes Moby-Dick

1851

New York Times established

1851

Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin

1852

Franklin Pierce, a friend of Hawthorne, elected president

1852

Republican Party formed

1854

Walt Whitman publishes Leaves of Grass

1855

Supreme Court makes Dred Scott decision

1857

John Brown raids Harpers Ferry

1859

Abraham Lincoln elected president

1860

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

Telegraph links east and west coasts

1861

Julia Ward Howe publishes "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"

1862

First federal income tax

1862

Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation

1862

Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address

1863

Lincoln reelected as president

1864

Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery

1865

Lincoln assassinated; Andrew Johnson becomes president

1865