Pre-Civil War

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Invention of the Cotton Gin

1793

Missouri Compromise

1820

Texas succession from Mexico

1836

Texas admitted to the Union

1844

Battle of Palo Alto (war on Mexico declared)

1846

Capture of Mexico City

1847

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

1848

Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin is published

1852

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

Bleeding Kansas, Pottawatomie Creek, Caning of Charles Sumner, Election of 1856

1856

Dred Scott vs. Sanford decision

1857

John Brown's Raid on Harper Ferry

1859

Election of 1860

1860