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Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th 1809. He was the 16th president of the United States. He was the first Republican of the United States. He died on April 15th 1865 at the age of fifty six.
On April 12, 1861 the Confederate Troops fired on United States troops at Fort Sumter. This began the four year Civil War.
Dred Scott was a slave from Missouri who asked the court to grant him his freedom, since he had lived for a time with his owner in a territory where slavery was illegal under the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional.
James Buchanan was born on April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. He was the 15th president of the United States. He was a democrat. James Buchanan died on June 1, 1868 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Franklin Pierce was born on November 23, 1804 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire. He was the 14th president of the United States. He was a democrat. Franklin Pierce died on October 8, 1869 in Concord, New Hampshire.
In 1853 Mexican leader Santa Anna sold the land, Gadsden Purchase to the United States for $10 million dollars.
Millard Fillmore was born in Cayuga County, New York. He was the 13th president of the United States. He was a whig. Millard Fillmore died in Buffalo on March 8, 1874.
Zachary Taylor was born on November 24, 1784 in Orange County, Virginia. He was the 12th president of the United States. He was a whig. Zachary Taylor died on July 9, 1850 in Washington D.C. while still in office.
The Gold Rush was one of the most significant events in California history. It brought people from all over the United States and the world in search for gold.
James K. Polk was born on November 2, 1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He was the 11th president of the United States. He was a Democrat. James Knox Polk died June 15, 1849 in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1845 Texas was added as the 28th United States.
he Oregon Trail is a 2,000-mile historic east-west wagon route that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon and locations in between. It flourished from the 1840s until the coming of the railroad at the end of the 1860s. The trip on foot took four to six months.
John Tyler was born on March 29, 1790 in Charles City County, Virginia. He was the 10th president of the United States. He believed in the political party the whig. John Tyler died on January 18, 1862 in Richmond, Virginia.
William Henry Harrison was born on February 9, 1773 in Charles City County, Virginia. He was the 9th president of the United States. He was a whig (which was a political party formed to oppose Andrew Jackson.) William Harrison died on April 4, 1841. He died in Washington D.C. while still in office.
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis that had damaging effects on the Ohio and national economies.
Martin Van Buren was born in Kinderhook, New York on December 5, 1782. He was the 8th president of the United States. He was a democrat. Martin Van Buren died on July 24, 1862 in New York.
The Texas War of Independence was a military conflict between Mexico and settlers in the Texas. The war lasted from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836.
Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in Waxhaw, South Carolina. He was the seventh president of the United States. He was a Democratic-Republican. He died on June 8, 1845 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Tarriff of Abominations was when the Congress put a very high tariff on important goods to protect North England factories from overseas competition. The Congress made foreign products more expensive.
Johny Quincy Adams was born on July 11, 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts. He was the sixth president of the United States. He was a Democratic- Republican. He died on February 23, 1848.
The Missouri Compromise was an issue that divided the United States because of slavery. Henry Clay (Kentucky Congressman) helped enact the law. This compromise allowed Missouri to be a slave state but banned slaves anything to the north of Missouri.
As a result of the Seminole War Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams, offered to buy east Florida for $5 million from the Spanish and the Adam's Onis Treaty was signed to clear the southern boundary from New Spain west of the Mississippi River.
James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758. He was the fifth president of the United States. He was a Democratic-Republican from Virginia. He died on July 4, 1831 in New York.
The United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814, officially ending the War of 1812. England agreed to remove all soldiers from United States territory.
James Madison was the fourth president of the United States. He was born on March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a democratic-republican. He died on June 28, 1836 in Montpelier, Virginia.
Ohio was purchased in 1803 to the new United States.
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia. He was the third president of the United States and he was a Democratic-Republican. He died on July 4, 1826 in Monticello, Virginia.
Under the threat of war with France, Congress in 1798 passed four laws in an effort to strengthen the Federal government. Known collectively as the Alien and Sedition Acts.
John Adams was the second President of the United States he was born on October 30, 1735 in Norfolk, Massachusetts. He was on the federalists side. He died on July 4, 1826 in Quincy, Massachusetts.
The Bill of Rights is is a series of limitations on the power of the United States federal government, protecting the natural rights of the American Citizen.
George Washington was the first president of the United States. He was born February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was a federalist. He died on December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia.