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American History Timeline
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Slavery and African Americans Timeline 1800-1850
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The United States Library of Congress is founded.
John Marshall is appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Tripoli declares war against the United States.
Thomas Jefferson gives his Second State of the Nation address
Ohio becomes 17th U.S. state.
Lewis and Clark begin their expedition
Michigan Territory is established.
Cumberland Road is approved by President Thomas Jefferson
Aaron Burr is acquitted of treason.
James Madison is elected as the 4th President of the United States
Supreme Court of the United States rules that the power of the Federal Government is greater than the power of any individual state.
Pacific Fur Company is formed by John Jacob Astor.
U.S. President James Madison asks Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
White House is burned by British forces
first American railroad charter is granted
Second Bank of the United States is chartered
Mississippi becomes the 20th state
The flag of the United States is officially adopted by Congress
Panic of 1819
The Missouri Compromise bill
first women's college in the United States of America, Troy Female Seminary, is founded
frontier treaty between the United States and Russia is signed
John Quincy Adams is inaugurated as President
Treaty of Limits
Andrew Jackson inaugurated as President,
The Smithsonian Institution is founded
South Carolina convention passed the Ordinance of Nullification, which was against the institution of permanent tariffs.
Congress passes a compromise tariff act in response to South Carolina's objections. The state of South Carolina subsequently withdrew the Nullification Ordinance upon its approval.
Battle for the Alamo is waged in San Antonio, Texas
Panic of 1837
William Henry Harrison wins presidential election over Martin Van Buren
President Tyler vetoes the bill re-establishing the Second Bank of the United States
border between the United States and Canada is fixed east of the Rocky Mountains,
Democrat James K. Polk defeats Henry Clay for president
President Polk invokes the concept of Manifest Destiny
Republic of California declares independence from Mexico
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican War
Department of the Interior is established.
Compromise of 1850
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