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Harrison Elected President

1840

Harrison dies after a short period in office, Tyler becomes president

1841

Polk defeats Clay in Election

1844

Annexation of Texas

1845

Wilmont Proviso passed in Congress

1846

Oregon Dispute Settled with Great Britian

1846

Mexo-American War

1846 - 1848

Walker Tariff

1846

Taylor Elected President

1848

Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo

1848

Compromise of 1850

1850

Fillmore becomes president after Taylor's death

1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1852

Pierce Elected President

1852

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

Ostend Manifesto

1854

Buchanan Elected President

1856

Kansas Civil War

1856 - 1860

Lecompton Constitution Rejected

1857

Dredd Scott Decision

1857

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

1858

Brown Raids Harpers Ferry

1859

Garfield Elected

1860

South Carolina Secedes

1860

Lincoln Wins Election

1860

Battle of Bull Run

1861

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Seven state form the Confederacy

1861

Firing on Fort Sumpter

1861

Trent Affair

1861

Trans-Continental RR

1862

Homestead Act

1862

Seizure of New Orleans

1862

Antietam

1862

Vicksburg

1863

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

Gettysburg

1863

National Banking System Established

1863

New York Draft Riots

1863

Lincoln Elected for second term

1864

Congress Refuses to Seat Southerners

1865

Johnson Issues Reconstruction Plan

1865

Lincoln Assasinated

1865

13th Amendment Passed

1865

Final Surrender at Appomatox

1865

National Labor Union Organized

1866

14th Amendment Ratified

1866

Congress Passes Civil Rights Bill

1866

Reconstruction Act

1867

Grant Elected President

1868

Johnson Impeached

1868

Knight of Labor organized

1869

Force Acts

1870

15th Amendment

1870

Tweed Scandal

1871

Grant Reelected

1872

Credit Mobilier Scandal

1872

WCTU organized

1874

Battle of Little Big Horn

1876

Railroad Strikes

1877

Reconstruction Ends

1877

Pendelton Civil Service

1883

Cleveland Elected

1884

Haymarket Square

1886

Interstate Commerce Act

1887

Hull House founded

1889

Sherman Anti-Trust Act

1890

Sherman Silver Purchase

1890

McKinley Tariff

1890

Billion Dollar Congress

1890

Cleveland Reelected

1892

Homestead Strike

1892

Coxey's Army

1894

Income Tax Provision

1894

Venezuelan Boundary Crisis

1895

Cuban Revolt

1895

Plessy v Fergyson

1896

Teller Amendment

1898

Hawaii Annexed

1898

Spanish American War

1898

Maine Explodes

1898

Acquiring of the Phillipines

1899

McKinley Reelected

1900

Boxer Rebellion

1900