United States Population Growth Areas
United States Map 1810
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1800-1810
  • 1800 Spain returns Louisiana territory to France, --- briefly.
  • 1800 Congress establishes Library of Congress.
  • 1800 Horse-drawn railroads go into use in Eastern United States.
  • 1801 House elects Jefferson 3rd president after electoral college tie with Aaron Burr. Takes oath Mar 4.
  • 1801 John Marshall appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 1801 First stone building in Northwest Territory is Ohio capitol, Chillicothe.
  • 1801 Tripolitan War begins; ends in 1805 with USMC on the shores of Tripoli.
  • 1802 Treaty of Amiens, in March. Napoleon proclaims himself emperor.
  • 1803 Louisiana Territory purchased from France (Napoleon) April 30. Jefferson agrees to pay $15 million for almost all land between Mississippi and Rockies.
  • 1803 Thomas Jefferson's letter to Merriwether Lewis sends Lewis & Clark on their great exploration.
  • 1803 Ohio enters Union as 17th state. Paperwork completed 1953!
  • 1803 Atomic theory first published.
  • 1804 12th Amendment ratified; changes Presidential election rules.
  • 1804 Alexander Hamilton killed in duel with VP Aaron Burr, Jul 11.
  • 1805 Jefferson takes oath for second term as President on March 4.
  • 1805 Lewis & Clark discover mouth of Columbia River on Nov 7.
  • 1806 President Jefferson speaks to Cherokee Chiefs in Washington, Jan. 10. Promises we will live in harmony -- forever.
  • 1806 Napoleon excludes British goods from "fortress Europe." American shipping caught in middle.
  • 1807 Robert Fulton, in "Clermont", steams up Hudson River to Albany, Aug 17.
  • 1807 Treaty of Detroit; Wyandot Indians lose most of their real estate.
  • 1807 Embargo Act, Dec 22, forbids American ships from leaving American waters.
  • 1808 Slave importation outlawed. Yet another 1/4 million brought in by 1860.
  • 1809 James Madison takes oath on March 4 as 4th President.
  • 1809 Thomas Paine dies, on June 8. Is buried on his farm in New Rochelle. Ten years later body is moved to England. Good riddance!
  • 1809 Non-Intercourse Act, Mar 1, repeals Embargo Act, which didn't work.
  • 1809 Fable of G. Washington and the cherry tree published in The Life of Washington by Mason Locke Weems.
  • 1810 Census counts 7,239,881 persons in United States.


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