U.S. History Timeline

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First Textile Mill

1793

Samuel Slater invents the first textile mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Eli Whitney's Inventions

1793

Eli Whitney's cotton gin makes cotton in the South the biggest industry.

Erie Canal

1800 - 1825

Completed in 1825, it ran 363 miles across New York from lake Erie to the Hudson River.

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Thomas Jefferson bought land that would soon be modern day states from France.

Steamboat

1807

Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont is successful on first journey from New York to Albany

Fully Operational Mill

1813

Francis Cabot Lowell creates a textile mill that has all the material and machinery in one place.

Adams-Onis Treaty

1819

The treaty helped America buy Florida from Spain.

Mculloch vs. Maryland

1819

Judge Marshall declared that federal law was superior to state law. Thus The Maryland law that favored banks was struck down.

Missouri Compromise

1820

Congress passes a treaty stating all states north of Missouri's border are free states, and states south the border are slave

2nd Great Awakening

1820 - 1860

Started in Kentucky and involved a revival of religion.

Monroe Doctrine

1823

Monroe's Doctrine states that no European monarchies had any business in Latin America.

Texas War for Independance

1835

Texas declares independance from Mexico with support from the U.S.A.

Oregon Trail

1842 - 1848

Settlers use this trail to get to the west to build settlements and look for gold.

Mexican-American War

1844 - 1846

Mexico and America Declare war with eachother over a border dispute in Texas as well as America's hunger for land. Amercia won.

Railroads

1860

Railroad tracks number at 31,000 miles.