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S: By: Jordan Sportsman

FC: World Events Going On During The Time Of Edgar Allan Poe.

1: 1809-1847

2: The War of 1812 started when Poe was three years old. This war was fought between the U.S and those of the British Empire. | This war resolved many of the conflicts between the U.S. and those of the British Empire. Some of these problems, were the US political conflict, British support for Indian raids, and so on.

3: French defeated by allies (Britain, Austria, Russia, Prussia, Sweden, and Portugal) in War of Liberation. Napoleon exiled to Elba, off Italian coast. Bourbon king Louis XVIII takes French throne. George Stephenson builds first practical steam locomotive. | 1814

4: The Year Without A Summer | 1816, in which severe summer climate abnormalities caused average global temperatures to decrease by 0.4–0.7 C (0.7–1.3 F),[2] resulting in major food shortages across the Northern Hemisphere

5: 1826 Joseph-Nicéphore Niepce takes the world's first photograph. | Photography impacted the world greatly. Many people gained jobs from it. It attracted many customers to stores because they could advertise there products, and when people went to the store, they most of the time didn't just buy one thing. Photography is a great way to look back on our life's and remember people we met, places we went, and things we did. It is a great innovation and many people use it as a hobby and use it in everyday life.

6: Greeks proclaim a republic and independence from Turkey. Turks invade Greece. Russia declares war on Turkey (1828). | The Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829 was sparked by the Greek War of Independence. The war broke out after the Sultan, incensed by the Russian participation in the Battle of Navarino, closed the Dardanelles for Russian ships and revoked the Akkerman Convention.

7: Baltimore & Ohio railroad trains, the first designed for passengers & freight. | 1828 | The first railroad track in the United States was only 13 miles long, but it caused a lot of excitement when it opened in 1830. Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, laid the first stone when construction on the track began at Baltimore harbor on July 4, 1828.

8: Developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse (1791-1872) and other inventors, the telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication. It worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations. In addition to helping invent the telegraph, Samuel Morse developed a code (bearing his name) that assigned a set of dots and dashes to each letter of the English alphabet and allowed for the simple transmission of complex messages across telegraph lines.

9: In 1833 the Government passed a Factory Act to improve conditions for children working in factories. Young children were working very long hours in workplaces where conditions were often terrible. The basic act was as follows: *No child workers under nine years of age *Employers must have an age certificate for their child workers *Children of 9-13 years to work no more than nine hours a day *Children of 13-18 years to work no more than 12 hours a day *Children are not to work at night *Two hours schooling each day for children *Four factory inspectors appointed to enforce the law.

10: Not long after Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin, Cyrus McCormick invented another significant agricultural invention that revolutionized farming: the mechanical reaper. McCormick's invention automatically cut, threshed and bundled grain while being pulled through a field by horses. This used to be a hard and tedious task, but McCormick's invention made it simple. Though h he invented the reaper in 1834, it did not become popular until 1851.

11: 1843: Soon after Charles Dickens publishes A Christmas Carol, the first Christmas card goes on sale. | At that time Henry Cole had to send hundreds of Christmas messages, which he thought would take a lot of time and then came up with the idea of Christmas cards. He commissioned the card because pressure of business had prevented him from writing to all his friends at Christmas, as was his usual custom. This was a huge event, and people still send Christmas cards today, to wish family and friends a Merry Christmas.

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