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Texas Declaration of Independence

March 2, 1836

Polk's Inauguration

March 4, 1845

Mexican-American war begins

April 25, 1846

Wilmit Provosio

August 8, 1846

Gold discovered in California

January 24, 1848

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

February 2,1848

Free Soil Party founded

June 1848

Zachary Taylor inauguration

March 5, 1849

California joins the Union

September 7, 1850

Uncle Tom’s Cabin published

March 20, 1852

Know-Nothing Party

1854

Kansas-Nebraska Act

March 4, 1854

Republican Party founded

March 20, 1854

Beating of Charles Sumner

May 22, 1856

James Buchanan inauguration

March 4, 1857

Dred Scott decision

March 6, 1857

Lecompton Constitution

January 4, 1858

Lincoln-Douglas debates

August 21, 1858 - October 15, 1858

Harper’s Ferry Raid

October 16, 1859

South Carolina secedes

December 20, 1860

Secession of upper states

1861

Kansas joins the Union

January 29, 1861

Secession of Deep South states

February 1861

Lincoln’s inauguration

March 4, 1861

Ft. Sumter

April 12, 1861

Lawrence burns the first time

August 21, 1863