Events That Changed America in the Nineteenth Century

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Appendix B
Timeline
1800 Federal government moves from Philadelphia to
Washington, D.C.
1801 Tripoli declares war on United States
1803 In Marbury v. Madison Supreme Court overturns a U.S.
law for the first time
France sells Louisiana to United States
1804 Lewis and Clark expedition leaves from St. Louis
Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton in a duel
1805 Zebulon Pike explores Colorado and New Mexico
1807 Robert Fulton builds first steamboat
Embargo Act bans all foreign trade
1808 Slave importation outlawed
1811 William H. Harrison defeats Indians at Battle of
Tippecanoe
Cumberland Trail opens
1812 War of 1812 with Britain begins
British capture Detroit
1813 Oliver Perry defeats British fleet on Lake Erie
1814 British burn Capitol and White House

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