1800 to 1860 Timeline - Ailes

Expansion

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Thomas Jefferson purchases the vast plains of what is now central U.S. territory for $15 million from France.

Transportation

Steamboats

1807

The Clermont sets out for sail as the first successful steamboat travel ever, setting a precedent for boats to follow.

Railroads

1820

Railroads start making progress in about 1820 and start expanding onwards.

Erie Canal

1820 - 1825

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.

Domestic Issues

Tariffs

1816 - 1832

The U.S. decides to make multiple tariffs on imports designed to protect American industry.

McCulloch vs. Maryland

1819

In Maryland, officials attempt to defend their banks by levying the tax on operations of the Bank of the United States. The law failed.

Missouri Compromise

1820

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.

Foreign Issues

Adams-Onís Treaty

1821

The United States ends Spanish claims for the Pacific and agrees to share the Oregon Territory.

Invention

Cotton Gin

1793

Once the Cotton Gin was invented, slavery started to rise and cotton production soared.

Factories

1813

Francis Cabot Lowell develops the first mill at Waltham, Massachusetts.

Telegraph

1837

Samuel F.B. Morse invents the telegraph along with the eponymous Morse code, revolutionizing communication.

Presidencies

Thomas Jeffersom

1800 - 1808

James Madison

1808 - 1816

James Monroe

1816 - 1824

John Quincy Adams

1824 - 1828

Andrew Jackson

1828 - 1836

Martin Van Buren

1836 - 1840

William Henry Harrison

1840 - 1841

Died of pneumonia in office.

John Tyler

1841 - 1844

James K. Polk

1844 - 1848

Zachary Taylor

1848 - 1850

Died of cholera in 1850.

Millard Fillmore

1850 - 1852

Franklin Pierce

1852 - 1856