Pre Civil War Timeline

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Louisiana Purchase

1803

Lewis and Clark Exploration

1804 - 1806

Robert Fulton invents the steamboat

1807

Battle of Tippecanoe

1811

War of 1812

1812

Missouri Compromise

1820

Monroe Doctrine

1823

Missouri Compromise

1823

Monroe Doctrine

1823

Erie Canal completed

1825

Freedom's Journal published

1827

Peter Cooper builds the Tim Thumb

1830

Indian Removal Act

1830

Trail of Tears

1831 - 1838

Nat Turner's revolt

1831

Nullification Crisis

1832

sewing machine invented

1834

The Alamo

1836

Morse invents telegrah

1836

Texas gains independence

1836

Morse invents telegraph

1836

The Whitmans travel to Oregon

1843

Irish Potato Famine

1845

The Mexican War

1846 - 1848

California Gold Rush

1848 - 1855

Seneca Falls Convention

1848

Compromise of 1850

1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin published

1852

Republican Party formed

1854

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

The Mormons go to Utah

1856

Dred Scott Decision

1857

Lincoln-Douglas debates

1858

John Brown raids Harper's Ferry

1859

South Carolina Secedes

1860

Lincoln Elected

1860

Frederick Douglass' book is published

1881

Presidents

Jefferson's Presidency

1801 - 1809

James Madison Presidency

1809 - 1817

James Monroe Presidency

1817 - 1825

John Quincy Adams Presidency

1825 - 1829

Andrew Jackson Presidency

1829 - 1837

Martin Van Buren Presidency

1837 - 1841

William Henry Harrison Presidency

1841

assassinated

John Tyler Presidency

1841 - 1845

James Polk Presidency

1845 - 1849

Zachary Taylor Presidency

1849 - 1850

Millard Filmore Presidency

1850 - 1853

Franklin Pierce Presidency

1853 - 1857

James Buchanan Presidency

1857 - 1861