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1793

Whitney's cotton gin transforms southern Economy

1800

Gabriel slave rebellion in VA

1808

Congress outlaws slave trade

1817

American Colonization Society formed

1820

MO Compromise

1829

Walker publishes Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World

1822

Vesey slave rebellion in Charleston, Republic of Liberia established in Africa

1831

Nat Turner slave rebellion in VA, Garrison begins publishing the Liberator

1831 - 32

VA legislature debates slavery and emancipation

1833

British abolish slavery in West Indies, American Anti Slavery Society founded

1834

Abolitionist students expelled from Lane Theological Seminary

1835

Post office orders destruction of abolitionist mail, Broadcloth mob attacks Garrison

1836

House of reps passes "Gag resolution"

1837

Mob kills abolitionist Lovejoy in Alton, IL

1839

Weld publishes American Slavery As It Is

1845

Douglass published Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass

1848

Free Soil party organized

1837

Canadian rebellion and the Caroline incident

1840

Antislavery Liberty party organized

1841

Harrison dies after four weeks in office, Tyler assumes presidency

1842

Aroostook War over ME boundary, Webster-Ashburton treaty

1844

Polk defeats Clay in "Manifest Destiny" election

1845

US annexes TX

1846

Walker Tariff, Independent treasury restored, US settles Oregon dispute with Britian

1846

US and Mexico clash over TX boundary, Kearny takes Santa Fe, Fremon conquers CA, Wilmot Proviso passes House of Reps

1847

Battle of Buena Vista, Scott takes Mexico City

1848

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

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