Created by wildblackbear94 on May 19, 2008
Last updated: 03/12/10 at 12:00 AM
Lucy Stone and her husband established the American Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. in 1870, she founded Woman's Journal, which promoted women;s right to vote.
The Republicans chose General Ulysses S. Grant to be their canidate. grant had no political experience.
Congress passed the first of four Reconstruction acts over the veto of the President.
Congress began to put its reconstruction plan into affect by passing the Civil Rights act. This act was intended to reverse the Black Codes.
Lincoln attended a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. John Wilkes Booth went into the box were Lincoln was sitting and shot the President in the back of the head.
They let Lincoln have asecond term.
The Confederates raised a sunken Union ship, the U.S.S. Merrimac and named it Virginia.
President Lincoln recieved a message. Food and supplies were running out. More men were needed, too
In the Election of 1860 offered 4 new presidential canidates. their campaiigns reflected the bitter divisions of the country.
John Brown raids ferry and gets hung. He believed that the enslaved Africans should be freed.
Abraham Lincoln ran for the U.S. senate. His opponent Stephen Douglas was thought to be unbeatable.
The Supreme Court ruled that slaves are still slaves even if they are in a free state.
Buchanan was not involved in the Kansas dispute. The Democrats thought he was a safe choice.
Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska act. It allowed voters to decide to become a free state or a slave state.
One of Pierce's first projects, he sent James Gadsden, the United States minister to Mexico, to work out the purchase of the land in the Southwest. They could build a railroad to California, to transport goods.
Franklin Pierce becomes President. He Added more land to the U.S.
Taylor dies in office.
Zachary Taylor won the election. He recieved 163 electoral votes; Cass had 127. The Democrats lost the popular vote, too. The Free Soilers took votes that would have gone to Cass. The issue of slavery decided the election by splitting the Democratic party Taylor took office.
Congress agreed to the treaty. The United States now streched from coast to coast.
In the Treaty of 1846, the United States accepted the southern part of oregon country. Great Britain took the northern part, with 49 degrees north latitude as the boundry.
The President sent John Slidell to Mexico City. As Polk's personal represenative, Slidell could offer up to $25 million as payment for california, because they needed money
Samuel B. Morse developed the telegraph, the first of three important improvments in communications.
Harrison took office. Weary and wore out from the Election, Harrison came down with with a cold.
the success of the Erie Canal led to the construction of many more canals. In fact 3,000 more miles of canals had been built.
Trouble was waiting for president Van Buren when he took office. the United states entered a depresion.
The Texans lost the battle of alamo.
20,000 Americans were living in mexico teritory So they had to obey the laws there and they didn't . They appointed sam Houston comander-in-chief of the Texan army
Printed 4,000 copies of newspaper in one hour. Made New York Sun a best-seller.
New tarrif act. Calhoun led the south to pass the ordananace of nullification. States didn,t have to pay the tarrifs.
Nat Turner set out to free all slaves in america. 60 slave owners were killed they were hung and over 100 inosent slaveswere killed.
Jackson was elected. Government workers that did not support him were fired. Supporters were hired.
tarrif bill passes. That made the southerners mad because it made the prices on the foreign products they were using higher.
John Q. Adams had a bad start as president because he didn,t work well with the three reigons of the country.
Erie Canal was completed. Another route for New England.
House Of Representitives had to chose a president. It was John Quincy Adams. Henry Clay and John Q. Adams had a deal.
The Monroe Doctrine was put in place. It said European countries couldn't have colonies.
Execution of slaves in Charleston, South Carolina.
Amount of cotton production was 400,000 bales. The number of slaves increased. Misouri compromise was approved it was allowed to enter as a slave state.