Thomas Jefferson purchases the vast plains of what is now central U.S. territory for $15 million from France.
The Clermont sets out for sail as the first successful steamboat travel ever, setting a precedent for boats to follow.
The Erie Canal was a project linking lake Erie to the Atlantic, making New York City one of the most important cities of its time.
Railroads start making progress in about 1820 and start expanding onwards.
The U.S. decides to make multiple tariffs on imports designed to protect American industry.
In Maryland, officials attempt to defend their banks by levying the tax on operations of the Bank of the United States. The law failed.
The U.S. crafts the Missouri Compromise to create 2 new states and set rules on if future states will be slave states or free states.
The United States ends Spanish claims for the Pacific and agrees to share the Oregon Territory.
Once the Cotton Gin was invented, slavery started to rise and cotton production soared.
Francis Cabot Lowell develops the first mill at Waltham, Massachusetts.
Samuel F.B. Morse invents the telegraph along with the eponymous Morse code, revolutionizing communication.
Died of pneumonia in office.
Died of cholera in 1850.