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Emancipation Proclamation: declared slaves not in states controlled by the Union to be free
Fourteenth Amendment makes slaves citizens
Standard Oil Trust is formed
Panic of 1893
Mexican-American war: the Mexican response to the annexation of Texas by the United States
Compromise of 1850, which, among other things, admits California as a free state
Pendleton Act creates a bipartisan Civil Service Commission to evaluate job candidates on a nonpartisan merit basis
Nullification Crisis: a sectional crisis created by the Ordinance of Nullification, an attempt by the state of South Carolina to nullify a federal law passed by the United States C
Philippine-American War results from the First Philippine Republic struggle against United States annexation of the islands
The Whiskey Rebellion: a popular uprising that resulted from his decision to tax whiskey to pay off the national debt.
Kansas-Nebraska act passes, repealing the Missouri Compromise
Spanish-American war fought over the issues of the liberation of Cuba
Panic of 1873
Bland-Allison act remonetizes silver
Sherman Antitrust Act
Louisiana Purchase: the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,800 square miles of the French territory Louisiane
Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery
American Civil War
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Gold Standard Act stops bimetallism
War of 1812: war between the United States and the British
Missouri Compromise: Missouri is admitted as a slave state, but slavery is otherwise prohibited north of the 36°30' north parallel
Nat Turner slave rebellion
XYZ affair: a domestic scandal where the French demanded enormous concessions from the United States as a condition for continuing bilateral peace negotiations during the Quasi-war
Annexation of the Republic of Texas
Fifteenth Amendment gives slaves the right to vote
Maine admitted as a free state
Annexation of Hawaii
Compromise of 1877 effectively ends Reconstruction
Interstate Commerce Commission is created primarily to regulate the railroads
Alien and Sedition Acts: allegedly passed to protect the United States from alien citizens of enemy powers and to stop seditious attacks from weakening the government
Roger Taney is appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Lewis and Clark expedition: headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, was the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back.
Slaves rebel against their captors on the Spanish schooner Amistad
Coinage Act of 1873 demonitizes silver and embraces the gold standard
Dred Scott v. Sandford - Supreme Court rules that slaves cannot be citizens and are not protected by the Constitution

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