1837-1877

Main

Texas Declares Independence

Nov 7 1835 - Mar 2 1836

Polk's Inauguration

Mar 4 1845

Mexican American War Begins

Apr 25 1846

Wilmot Proviso

Aug 8 1846

Free Soil Party founded

1848

Buffalo, New York

Gold Discovered in California

Jan 24 1848

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Feb 2 1848

Zachary Taylor Inauguration

Mar 5 1849

California Joins the Union

Sept 9 1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin Published

Mar 20 1852

Republican Party Founded

Feb 28 1854

Kansas- Nebraska Act

May 30 1854

Know-Nothing Party

1855

Beating of Charles Sumner

May 22 1856

James Buchanan Inauguration

Mar 4 1857

Dred Scott Decicion

Mar 6 1857

Lecompton Constitution

Nov 7 1857

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

1858 - 1861

Harper's Ferry Raid

Oct 16 1859 - Oct 18 1859

South Carolina Secceeds

Dec 24 1860

Kansas Joins the Union

Jan 29 1861

Deep South Seceeds

Feb 1861

Lincoln's Inauguration

Mar 4 1861

Secession of Upper States

Apr 12 1861 - Jun 8 1861