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Jesse, his family, and friends. For example, Jesse is 1 years old when By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
|The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
|The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
|Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
|The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
|The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
|The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
|Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
|Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
|Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
|NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
|NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
|Gold is discovered in Georgia.
|July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
|NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
|NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
|By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
|The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
|Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
|Second Seminole Indian War begins.
|The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
|Oregon Trail is established
|Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
|Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
|Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
|May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
|Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
|American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
|An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
|Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico