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Things, phenomenon and events from the 1800s

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At this location in California James W. Marshall found gold, which started the California Gold Rush in 1848
This alliance was formed by Russia, Prussia, Austria and the UK in 1815
Robert E. Lee assult during the battle of Gettysburg in 1863, often refered to as the high-water mark of the Confederacy, but ultimately it failed
The US made this purchase of a 76,800 kmĀ² region of Arizona and New Mexico from Mexico in 1853
This delivery service between Missouri and California shortened the post travel by ten days in 1860-61
The modern form of this dance has its spiritual birthplace at Moulin Rouge, Paris. And led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe
Military conflict in 1812-15 between USA and the UK. Resolving many issues between them, but involved no boundary changes
This place was the center of abolitionist John Browns anti-slavery revolt in 1859
The 2,000 mile route between Missouri and the west coast of America which was formed in the 1810s
Art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists such as Claude Monet in the 1870s and 1880s
This team became the first openly all-professional baseball team in 1869
District within East London known for being the location of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders in the late 1880s
Nickname given to an African-American soldier who fought against Native Americans from the 1860s onwards
This rebellion took place in Ceylon against the British colonial government in 1848. The first modern independence struggle
Abraham Lincoln issues this historic document outlawing slavery in 1863
Military conflict in 1807-14 between France and the allied powers of Spain, UK and Portugal for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars
Nickname on a community that experiences sudden and rapid population and economic growth
This city was the capital of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War from may 1861
Which country was known as New Holland until 1824?
The first steam-powered ironclad warship built by the Confederacy. Was one of the participants in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between ironclads
This volcano caused the loudest noise in recorded history when it erupted in 1883
Samuel Morse sent this message between Baltimore and Washington DC, on the first official telegraph line in 1844
An early women's rights convention held in the state of New York in 1848. Female Quakers organized the meeting along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton
In this massacre a group of armed Democrats overpowered Republican freedmen in a courthouse, killing over 50 freedmen after they surrendered in 1873
Working-class movement for political reform in Britain 1838-48, led by Feargus O'Connor
Conflict between mormon settlers and the US armed forces in 1857-58, most famous the Mountain Meadows massacre
A widely held belief in the US that American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent in the 1800s
The name given to settlers in the Southern US who attempted to enter the Unassigned Lands of Oklahoma in 1879, prior to the opening of new land in 1889
California Trail wagon train of 36 American pioneers who in 1846 was trapped in the snow i Sierra Nevada and perished
Name given to a slave state that did not declare secession from the U.S. during the Civil War

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