Mirabilis Member Years

There shall be initially 410 Mirabilis Members. Mirabilis is latin for miracle. The Mirabilis Members will each be unique in that they will adopt a year in the great American story.


“Democratic-Republican” Thomas Jefferson elected President of the United States.


War with the Barbary Pirates began with unprovoked attacks on American merchant ships.

John Marshall became Chief Justice of the United States. He would increase the authority and power of the third branch of government in many ways not anticipated by the founders.


Congress created the United States Military Academy at West Point in Orange County, New York.


The United States purchased New Orleans and the Louisiana Territory, 828,000 square miles, from France for 15 million dollars.

Ohio became the 17th State in the Union


The Corps of Discovery Expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, explored the Louisiana Territory, recently acquired from France.


United States Marines attacked the “shores of Tripoli.” First Barbary War ended with Treaty signed by Youssef Karamanli.

Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at the Pacific Ocean, the first Americans to cross the continent.


Henry Knox, hero of the Revolutionary War died in Thomaston, Maine.

Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived back in St. Louis, having lost only one man in the two year trek.


Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves to the United States.

English warship HMS Leopard attacked and boarded American ship the Chesapeake, looking for British deserters. Four Americans killed, 17 wounded.

Robert Morison, first American missionary to China arrived in Guangzhou

American Congress enacted Embargo Act against Britain and France, resulting in economic disaster for the economy.


Democrat-Republican” James Madison elected 4th President of the United States


Robert Fulton patented the steamboat. Future President Abraham Lincoln born in Kentucky