Events that occured between 1853 and 1921

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Revolutions in Latin America lead to independent nations

1810 - 1824

Slavery abolished in British Empire

1834

Cherokee "Trail of Tears"

1838

Upper and lower Canada united

1840

Gadsden Purchase

1853

Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery

1854

Smith & Wesson invent revolver

1854

Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves

1863

Reconstruction in old South

1865 - 1877

Dominion of Canada formed

1867

Franco-Prussian War unifies Germany

1870 - 1871

National League founded (baseball)

1876

Civil Service established

1883

15 European nations partition Africa for "spheres of influence"

1884 - 1885

Massacre at Wounded Knee, SD

1890

Cuba occupied by U.S. and released

1898 - 1902

Roosevelt begins conservation of forests

1902

British Empire covers 1/5th of world land area

1910

World War One begins: Germany invades Belgium

1914

Versailles Peace Treaty

1919