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

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