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HIS 103 Timeline 4

History Timeline 1830-1865

1830 First National Negro Convention
1831 Nat Turner Rebellion
1832 Virginia votes against gradual emancipation
1844 James K. Polk becomes president
1846 Wilmot Proviso seeks to ban slavery in Mexican Territory
1847 Frederick Douglas publishes The North Star, an antislavery newspaper
1848 Zachary Taylor becomes president
1850 Compromise of 1850
1851 Group of free Blacks rescue escaped slave Shadrack from federal authorities in Boston
1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin is published
1854 Hinton Helper's The Impending Crisis of the South is published
1854-1856 "Bleeding Kansas"
1856 James Buchanan becomes president
1857 Dred Scott case
1858 Congress refuses to admit Kansas
1860 Abraham Lincoln becomes president; South Carolina secedes
1861 The rest of the South secedes; Confederacy formed; Fort Sumter is fired upon
1862 Battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg
1863 The Emancipation Proclamation; Battle of Gettysburg; Gettysburg Address
1864 Lincoln's second term; Sherman's March to the sea
1865 13th Amendment passes, abolishing slavery; Lincoln is assassinated; Andres Johnson becomes president; Lee surrenders at Appomattox, ending the Civil War
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