Big events from America

Transportation / Inventions

Inventions of Eli Whitney

December 8, 1765 - January 8, 1825

inventor who introduced the use of interchangeable parts in the United States

Samuel Slater

1793

English emigrant who built America’s first water-powered textile mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1793

Railroads

1804

Railroads cost less to build and could more easily scale hills.

Steamboat

1807

Robert Fulton invited steamboat. The steamboat made it much easier to travel upstream against the current.

Francis Cabot Lowell

1813

merchant who developed an entire industrial system for all stages of manufacturing cloth in the town of Lowell

Erie Canal

1817 - October 25,1825

waterway built to link Lake Erie and New York City via the Hudson River. It also can use on today.

Smuel F.B. Morse

1873

inventor of the electrical telegraph and Morse Code, a system of dots and dashes used to send messages over metal wires.

Domestic Affairs

Temperance movement

1784 - 1933

movement aimed at stopping alcohol abuse and the problems created by it. They have three times to temperance movement.

Second Great Awakening

1790 - 1800

a religious revival movement in the first half of the 1800s

Oregon Trai

1800

rail from Independence, Missouri to Oregon that was used by pioneers in the
mid-1800s

McCulloch v. Maryland

April 10,1819

setting up national bank

Missouri Compromise

1820

820 compromise balancing the admission of Missouri as a slave state with the admission of Maine as a free state and setting a line across the continent dividing future free and slave states

Adams-Onís Treaty

1821

treaty negotiated by John Quincy Adams to purchase Florida from Spain

Monroe Doctrine

1823

policy warning European monarchies not to interfere with Latin American republics in return for U.S. non-interference

Texas War for independence

1835

new nation created by Texans in 1835

Trail of tears

1838

forced march to Oklahoma in the winter of 1838, during which 4,000 Cherokees died

Wilmot Proviso

1845

proposed law that would have banned slavery in territory obtained from Mexico

Mexican American War

1846 - 1848

The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War or the U.S.–Mexican War, was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S.

Seneca Falls Convention

1848

held in New York in 1848, the first women’s rights convention in the United States

California Gold Rush

1848 - 1849

mass migration of gold seekers into California in 1848 and 1849

Gadsden purchase

1853

1853 sale of Mexican territory in Arizona and New Mexico to the U.S.

Foreign Affairs

Expansion

LA Purchase

1803

1803 purchase from France by the United States of the territory between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains