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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1800

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1800
Census records U.S. population of approximately 5.3 million.

The federal government is moved from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

Gabriel's Rebellion, an insurrection of almost 1,000 slaves, breaks out in Richmond, Virginia; Governor James Monroe calls out state militia, 35 slaves executed.

Thomas Jefferson is elected president.

Great Kentucky Revival begins.

John Adamsís "midnight" judiciary appointments.

John Chapman, known as "Johnny Appleseed," sows a trail of apple seeds from Pennsylvania to present-day Ohio.
The average American woman bears 7.04 children.
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