Group 1

Main

Texas declare independence

March 2, 1836

Know-Nothing Party

1845

Polks Inauguration

March 4, 1845

Mexican-American War begins

1846

Wilmot Proviso

April 1846

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

August 8, 1846

Free Soil Party founded

1848

Gold discovered in California

January 24, 1848

Zachary Taylor Inaugurated

March 5, 1849

California Joins the Union

September 7, 1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin Published

March 20, 1852

Republican Party Founded

March 20, 1854

Kansas-Nebraska Act

May 30, 1854

First Burning of Lawrence

1856

Beating of Charles Sumner

May 22, 1856

Lecompton Constitution

1857

Buchanan Inauguration

March 4, 1857

Dred Scott Decision

March 6, 1857

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

1858

Harper's Ferry Raid

October 16, 1859

Deep South Succeeds

1860

South Carolina Secedes

December 1860

Kansas Joins Union

January 29, 1861

Succession of Upper States

March 1861

Lincoln's Inauguration

March 4, 1861

Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861