Canning of Charles Sumner

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Mexican war begins

1846

Women's rights convention

1848

Presidential election

1848

California gold rush begins

1848

Mexican war ends

1848

Thoreau publishes "Civil disobedience"

1849

Compromise of 1850

1850

Seventh Census

1850

Frederick douglas delivers speech "What to a slave is the fourth of july"

1852

Kansas-Nebraska Act passed by congress

1854

"Bleeding Kansas"

1855

"Crime against Kansas" speech

05/19/1856

Recovered slowly and soon returned to Senate

05/22/1856 - 05/28/1874

Charles Sumner canned by Preston Brooks in his own office

05/22/1856

World's Greatest deliberative body

05/22/1856

Dred Scott Decision

1857

Presidential Election

1860

Eighth Census

1860