May 31, 2020
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APUSH Ch. 9-13 Timeline
⟶ Updated 1 Dec 2017 ⟶
List of edits
American Colonization Society founded
Importation of slaves to United States banned
New York constructs first penitentiary
American Society for the Promotion of Temperance founded
James Fenimore Cooper published "The Last of the Mohicans"
American Antislavery Society founded
Horace Mann becomes first secretary of Massachusetts Board of Education
Joseph Smith publishes the "Book of Mormon"
William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing the "Liberator"
Liberty Party formed
Mormon leader Joseph Smith killed
Frederick Douglass publishes autobiography
Mormons found Salt Lake City
Women's rights convention held at Seneca Falls, New York
Nathaniel Hawthorne publishes "The Scarlet Letter"
Herman Melville publishes "Moby Dick"
Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
Walt Whitman publishes "Leaves of Grass"
Calhoun's South Carolina Exposition and Protest outlines nullification doctrine
Andrew Jackson inaugurated
Webster and Hayne debate
Indian Removal Act passed, beginning the expulsion of Native Americans from Southeast until 1838
Anti-Mason party established.
Democrats hold first national party convention.
Jackson vetoes bill to recharter Bank of the United States
Jackson reelected president
Nullification crisis erupts, lasting until 1833
Roger Taney succeeds Marshall as chief justice of the Supreme Court.
Seminole War begins
Seminole War ends
Jackson issues "specie circular"
Martin Van Buren elected president
Commercial panic and depression begins, lasting until 1842
Whigs hold their first national convention
William Henry Harrison elected president
Commercial panic and depression ends
Independent Treasury Act passed
John Tyler becomes president
Dorr Rebellion hastens reform in Rhode Island
Webster-Ashburton Treaty signed
Lowell establishes textile mill at Waltham, Massachusetts
Erie Canal begins construction, not completed until 1825
Erie Canal is completed
Baltimore and Ohio becomes first American railroad to begin operations
Major immigration from southern (Catholic) Ireland begins for the decade
First national craft unions founded during this decade
Women workers at Lowell mills stage strike
Native American Association begins efforts to restrict immigration
Oberlin becomes first American coeducational college
Massachusetts Supreme Court, in Commonwealth v. Hunt, declares unions and strikes legal.
Samuel F. B. Morse sends first telegraph message
Irish potato famine begins, spurring major emigration to America
Native American Party formed to combat immigration
Female Labor Reform Association established at Lowell.
Rotary press invented, making possible rapid printing of newspapers
Germans begin to emigrate to America
Nativists form Supreme Order of the Star-Spangled Banner to oppose immigration
American Party (Know- Nothings) formed
English market for cotton textiles boosts prices and causes explosion in cotton production in the Southwest during the decade
Denmark Vesey thwarted in plans for slave rebellion in Charleston.
Nat Turner slave rebellion breaks out in Virginia
John Randolph of Roanoke frees 400 slaves
Cotton prices plummet
Rises in cotton prices spurs production boom
Texas declares independence from Mexico
James K. Polk elected president
Texas admitted to Union
Oregon boundary dispute settled
United States declares war on Mexico
Gold discovered in Sacramento Valley, California, sparking gold rush
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo settles Mexican War
Compromise of 1850 enacted
California admitted to Union
Franklin Pierce elected president
Kansas-Nebraska Act passed
Republican Party forms
Violence breaks out in "Bleeding Kansas," lasting one year
James Buchanan elected president
Supreme Court hands down Dred Scott decision
Lincoln and Douglas debate
Pro-slavery Lecompton constitution defeated by popular referendum in Kansas
John Brown raids Harpers Ferry
Democratic Party splits
Lincoln elected president
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