An Englishman who invented a large spinning machine called a water frame. This invention led to a lower cost in cotton cloth and an increase in the speed of textile production.
Eli Whitney came up with the idea of creating interchangeable parts for muskets. Interchangeable parts are parts of a machine that are identical. Led to mass production.
Invented by Eli Whitney, it changed the cotton industry. It make is easier and faster to remove the seeds from the cotton.
Samuel Slater opened the first mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Invented by Robert Fulton this first full sized stramboat traveled up and down the Hudson River. Demand for the steamboat ferry service soon arose.
John Jacob Astor created the first trading post in Oregon Country.
Francis Cabot Lowell opened the first textile mill in Waltham, Massachusetts. Created the Lowell System in 1822 to bring in young, unmarried women to work in the mills.
Supreme Court Case. The Federal Government has the power to regulate trade between states.
Joseph Smith established the church and his followers became known as Mormons
Peter Cooper invented the first locomotive called Tom Thumb.
A network of people to transport slaves.
Nat Turner led a group of slaves to revolt and kill their slaveholders and their family members. Known as the most violent slave rebellion in the country.
Samuel B. Morse perfected the telegraph. It was a device that could send informatoin over wires across great distances.
American Anti-Slavery Society founded and it's members wanted immediate emancipation and racial equality for African-Americans.
Texans lost to Mexican Army during the Texas Revolution.
Texans declare independence and revolt against Mexican Government.
Sarah G. Bagley founded the Lowell Female Labor Reform Association to publicize the struggles of factory laborers.
Poe's poem "The Raven" becomes a sensation.
With the Potato Famine in Ireland, many Irish immigrated to the United States.
Dispute over borders led to War. America won and gained new territory.
A group of travelers on the Oregon Trail who got lost during the treacherous trail.
Gold is found in San Francisco, CA. Led to increase in settlers in CA.
Walter Hunt invented the safety pin.
Abraham Lincoln's term as the 16th President. Date ends at assassination.
The North (Union Army) vs. The South (Confederate Army)
The Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads were joined at Promontory, Utah, completing the transcontinental railroad.