1800-1877

Main Events

Jefferson and Burr tie vote in electoral college

1800

US capital moves to DC

1800

Prosser's rebellion fails

1800

Judiciary Act of 1801

1801

Second Great Awakening

1801

John Marshall is appointed chief justice

1802

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Power of Judicial Review in Marbury v. Madison

1803

Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton

1804

Lewis and Clark explore the Louisiana Purchase

1804 - 1806

Fulton and Livingston launch first steamboat

1807

Chesapeake-Leopard incident with Britain

1807

Embargo begins

1807

Importation of slaves to US banned

1808

Economy plunges into depression

1808

Tecumseh establishes Tribal Confederacy

1809

Embargo Act repealed

1809

Non-Intercourse Act passed

1809

US annexes West Florida

1810

Harrison wins Battle of Tippecanoe

1811

US declares war on Great Britain

1812

US forces burn York (Great Britain's capital)

1813

Perry defeats Great Britain at Put-In Bay

1813

Harrison defeats Great Britain and Tecumseh

1813

Lowell establishes textile factories

1813

Jackson slaughters Indians at Battle of Horseshoe Bend

1814

Great Britain captures Washington DC

1814

Francis Scott Key writes the "Star Spangled Banner"

1814

US wins battle Plattsburgh

1814

Hartford Convention meets

1814

Treaty of Ghent signed

1814

Jackson wins battle of New Orleans

1815

US signs treaties with tribes for Western lands

1815

Tariff protects American textile industry

1816

Second Bank of the United States is chartered

1816

Major immigration from South Ireland

1817 - 1825

American Colonization Society formed

1817

Erie Canal constructed

1817 - 1825

Jackson invades Florida, ending the first Seminole War

1818

US and Great Britain sign treaty to share Oregon territory

1818

Presidents

Thomas Jefferson

1801 - 1809

James Madison

1809 - 1817

James Monroe

1816 - 1825

States

Louisiana becomes eighteenth state

1812

Indiana becomes nineteenth state

1816

Mississippi becomes twentieth state

1817

Illinois becomes twenty first state

1818