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Gag rule in Congress

1840 - 1841

No speaking of slavery in house

Personal liberty laws established

1840 - 1841

Wlimont Proviso

1846 - 1847

N.M territory established

Mexican-American War

1846 - 1848

War over Mexican cession lands and whether or not they would have slavery

Free soil party arises

1848 - 1849

"Free soil, Free people, Fremont"

Fugitive slave law passed

1850 - 1851

Runaway slaves returned to south

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1852 - 1853

Arose tension between north and south

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854 - 1855

Extended the 36' 30' line

Republican Party

1854 - 1855

Anti-slavery expansion platform

Impending Crisis of the south

1857 - 1858

White southern farmer oppress

Dred Scott Decision

1857 - 1858

Decided slaves weren't citizens

Freeport Doctrine

1858 - 1859

Lincolns question to Douglas regarding Voting slavery down in a state

John Brown's Raid

1859 - 1860

Slave revolt in Virginia

Election of 1860

1860 - 1861

Lincoln wins over Bell and other, starts civil war

First Bull Run

1861 - 1862

South won in Manassas

Peninsula Campaign

1862 - 1863

South won again in Richmond

Antietam

1862 - 1863

North won in Maryland, Helped Lincoln promote Emancipation Proclamation

Vicksburg

1862 - 1863

Gave north control of the Mississippi

Monitor and Merrimac

1862 - 1863

First battle of the wooden warships of North and South

Emancipation Proclamation

1862 - 1863

Lincoln declared slaves free in confederate states

Gettysburg

1863 - 1864

North won, Stopped south campaign northward

Gettysburg Address

1863 - 1864

Inspirational speech of Lincoln, made direct correlation to Declaration of Independence

Lincoln's 10% plan

1864 - 1865

South only needed 10% oath to the union

Wade-Davis Bill

1864 - 1865

Required 50% of south to oath to Union

Sherman's March

1864 - 1865

North took Atlanta and destroyed south

Election of 1864

1864 - 1865

Lincoln secured victory with success in Vicksburg and Gettysburg

Freedman's Bureau

1865 - 1872

Educated free blacks

13th Amendment

1865 - 1866

Freed all slaves

Appomattox

1865 - 1866

North won final battle, South surrenders

Age of the Plutocrat

1865 - 1900

The wealthy reign

Laisseez-Faire Capitalism

1865 - 1900

Govt does not regulate Business

Gospel of Wealth

1865 - 1900

The wealthy are "trustees" of the nation's wealth

Andrew Carnegie

1865 - 1900

U.S Steel owner, author of Gospel of wealth

John D Rockefeller

1865 - 1900

Owner of Standard Oil, cut throat practices

JP Morgan

1865 - 1900

Owner of banking monopoly, Interlocking Directories

Tweed Ring

1865 - 1900

Corrupt mayor of New York

Black Codes

1866 - 1867

Took blacks rights away in south

14th Amendment

1868 - 1869

Cant deprive any person of life, liberty, or property

Ohio Idea

1868 - 1869

More Greenbacks

15th Amendment

1870 - 1871

Gave Blacks the right to vote

Credit Mobilier

1872 - 1873

Corrupt Railroad Practices

Slaughterhouse cases

1873 - 1874

decided "equal protection does not apply to economic opportunity"

Force Acts

1875 - 1876

Us military could stop para- military groups in south

Resumption Acts of 1875

1875 - 1876

Pledged the govt to withdraw greenbacks from circulation

Whiskey Ring Scandal

1875 - 1876

Diversion of tax revenues on whiskey

U.S vs Cruishank

1876 - 1877

Decided 14th Amendment did not give gov't power to suppress ordinary crimes (ex. Colfax Massacre)

Belknap Scandal

1876 - 1877

Sec. of War accepted bribes on Indian territories

Great Railroad Strike

1877 - 1878

Troops sent in Knights of labor protests

Bland-Allison Act

1878 - 1879

required U.S to buy a certain amount of silver

U.S vs Singleton

1883 - 1884

Decided 14th Amendment only dealt with state discrimination not private acts of discrimination

Munn vs. Illinois

1885 - 1886

Dealt with corporate rates and and agriculture

Wabash Case

1886 - 1887

Allowed states to regulate business

ICC Act

1887 - 1888

Got rid oaf corruption of pricing for Railroads, but had no authority

Sherman Silver Purchase Act

1890 - 1891

Govt agrees to buy certain amounts of silver

Big Sister Policy

1890 - 1898

Better relations with Latin American countries, less harsh

Pullman Car strike

1892 - 1893

Eugene Debs lead huge strike, put down by Fed troops

Populists Party Platform

1892 - 1893

Protected the people,(ex. farmers)

Chile Incident

1892 - 1893

Chile almost goes to war with U.S over 2 U.S deaths

Homestead Strike

1894 - 1895

Industrial lockout, ended up hurting Union and workers

Coxy's Army

1894 - 1895

March to Washington to demand more workers rights

Venezuela Incident

1895 - 1896

U.S almost fights with Britain over Monroe doctrine appeals

Plessy vs. Ferguson

1896 - 1897

Decided legislation was powerless to stop private acts of racial bias

William Jenning Bryan's "Cross of Gold speech"

1896 - 1897

Democratic party platform for election

annexation of Hawaii

1898 - 1899

Finally annexed during Spanish American War

Spanish Ameircan War

1898 - 1899

War in Philippines and Cuba over territories

Open Door Policy

1898 - 1899

Included U.S in spheres of Influence in China

Yellow Journalism

1899 - 1900

Exaggerated Journalism during Span-Am War

Treaty of Paris

1899 - 1900

Gave Philippines to U.S and gained U.S respect

Boxer Rebellion

1899 - 1900

Chinese kill more than 2,000 foreigners

Gold Standard Act

1900 - 1901

Regulated Gold standard (gave power to plutocrats)