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Wilmont Proviso

1846

Gold discovered in California

January 1848

Election of Zachary Taylor

November 7, 1848

Compromise of 1850

January 29, 1850

Fugitive Slave Act

September 18, 1850

Uncle Toms Cabin

March 20, 1852

Formation of Republican Party

March 20, 1854

Kansas – Nebraska Act becomes law

May 30, 1854

Caning of Charles Sumner

May 22, 1856

Election of James Buchanan

November 4, 1856

Dred Scott Decision handed down decision

March 6, 1857

Lincoln – Douglas Debates

August 1858

Harper’s Ferry Raid

October 16, 1859

Election of Abraham Lincoln

November 6, 1860

South Carolina Secedes

December 20, 1860

Inauguration of Jefferson Davis

February 18, 1861

Attack on Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861