Antebellum Period

Events

Missouri Compromise

March 6, 1820

Tariff of Abominations

May 19, 1828

Andrew Jackson Elected President

October 31, 1829

Nullification Crisis

November, 1832

James K. Polk Elected President

November 5, 1844

Texas Becomes A State

December 29, 1845

Mexican-American War

April 25, 1846 - February 2, 1848

Wilmot Proviso

August 8, 1846

James Marshall's Gold Discovery

January 24, 1848

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

February 2, 1848

Zachary Taylor Elected President

November 7, 1848

Millard Fillmore Elected President

July 9, 1850

Fugitive Slave Law Proposed

September 18, 1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin Published

March 20, 1852

Kansas-Nebraska Act

May 30, 1854

"Bleeding Kansas"

1855 - 1861

James Buchanan Elected President

November 4, 1856

Dred Scott Decision

March 6, 1857

John Brown's Raid

October 16, 1859 - October 18, 1859

Abraham Lincoln Elected President

November 6, 1860