Timeline created by Kathrynsmith
In History
  • First Use of the White House

    First Use of the White House
    President Adams family was the first to live in this Mansion.
  • Library of Congress

    Library of Congress
    Pres. John Adams approved.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Started 1st term as the Third President of the U.S.
  • First Barbary War

    Between the U.S. and Sweden over Northern African states.
  • West Point

    West Point
    Pres. Thomas Jefferson approved legislation.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Competing agendas between Presidents Adams and Jefferson.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    U.S. Land purchase from France.
  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Ended in 1806
    Attempt to cross the new land purchase.
  • End of First Barbary War

  • James Madison

    James Madison
    Started 1st Term as the Fourth President of the U.S.
  • Tecumseh's War

    Ended in 1811,
    Part of the War of 1812.
  • 1811 German Coast Uprising

    Revolt of black slaves in the Territory of Orleans.
  • War of 1812

    Between the U.S. and Great Britain, caused by Americas desire to expand and Great Britain's restrictions on U.S. trade.
  • Creek War

    Ended in 1814
    Regional conflicts between opposing Creek factions.
  • Steam Locomotive

    Steam Locomotive
    Designed by George Stephenson
  • The first Photograph

    The first Photograph
    Taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce
  • British Burned Down Washington

    British Burned Down Washington
    Torched the U.S. Capitol, the President's Mansion, and other local landmarks.
  • End of War of 1812

  • Second Barbary War

    Or the U.S.-Algerian War
    Fought over the Northern African States.
  • Start of the Seminole Wars

    The First Seminole war of three that took place.
    Between the U.S., Spanish Florida, and the Seminoles.
  • James Monroe

    James Monroe
    Started 1st Term as the 5th President of the U.S.
  • Stars and Stripes American Flag

    Stars and Stripes American Flag
  • Start of the Texas-Indian Wars

    Conflicts between the Natives and settlers moving into Texas.
  • The Monroe Doctrine

    Declaring the U.S. will not accept further colonization or puppet monarchs.
  • John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams
    Became 6th President of the U.S.
  • Winnebago War

    Conflict between Mississippi settlers and the Natives. More specifically an uprising of the Natives.
  • Democratic Party Formed

  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
    Became 7th President of the U.S.
  • Typewriter

    Invented by W.A. Burt
  • First Successful Reaper

    First Successful Reaper
    Designed by Cyrus H. McCormick
  • Underground Railroad

    Southern Slaves attempt to escape to the North.
  • Black Hawk Wars

    Brief conflict between the U.S. and the Sauk leader Black Hawk.
  • The Whig Party Formed

    Leader was Henry Clay.
  • The Alamo

    Texans against the Spanish.
  • Martin Van Buren

    Martin Van Buren
    Became 8th President of the U.S.
  • Telegraph

    Invented by Samuel Morse
  • Trail of Tears

    Forced relocation Of Natives resulting is mass casualties.
  • Morse Code

    by Samuel Morse
  • Mormon War

    Religious conflict between Mormons and Non-Mormons in the Missouri area.
  • William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison
    Became the 9th President of the U.S.
  • John Tyler

    John Tyler
    Became the 10th President of the U.S.
  • James K Polk

    James K Polk
    Became 11th President of the U.S.
  • Anesthesia

    Dr. William Morton
  • The Mexican-American War

    Conflict between Mexico and the U.S. America won and received land from Mexico.
  • End of the Mexican-American War

  • Zachary Tyler

    Zachary Tyler
    Became the 12th President of the U.S.
  • Apache Wars

    Did not end till 1924, conflicts between the U.S. Army and the Apache nations.
  • Millard Fillmore

    Millard Fillmore
    Became the 13th President of the U.S.
  • Franklin Pierce

    Franklin Pierce
    The 14th President of the U.S.
  • Puget Sound War

    Between the U.S. Military, local militia, and Natives in the area.
    Ended in 1856.
  • Filibuster War

    Or Walker Affair, the U.S. seized control of Nicaragua.
  • James Buchanan

    James Buchanan
    The 15th President of the U.S.
  • End of the Seminole Wars

  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    The 16th President of the U.S.
  • The Civil War

    Between the North and South, high number of casualties.
    Caused by uncompromising differences between the free and slave states.
  • The Homestead Act

    A person could apply to acquire a plot of land.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    By Abraham Lincoln 4 years in the Civil War, freed all enslaved peoples.
  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson
    The 17th President of the U.S.
  • End of Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln Assassinated

  • Ulysses S Grant

    Ulysses S Grant
    The 18th President of the U.S.
  • U.S. Department of Justice

    Founded for the "enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, and is equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries."
  • Great Chicago Fire

    Great Chicago Fire
    Killed around 300 people and destroyed around 3.3 square miles.
  • End of Texas-Indian Wars

  • The Spanish-American War

    Between the U.S. and Spain, the U.S. won the war and gained Puerto Rico, Guam, and other islands.