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AP US History Timeline (1803-1860) Paul Zuo 1803: Louisiana Purchase 1814: Hartford Convention 1816: Clay’s American

System (bold beginning to a series of controversial tariffs  southern frustration, only north protected, 2nd nationalism bank deepens sectional tensions) 1817: American Colonization Society (first organization where ppl tried sending slaves back to Africa, also showed president’s will to get rid of slavery as quick as possible) 1819: Tallmadge Amendment (panic of 1819- northerners favored higher tariffs and southerners favored lower tariffs) 1820-1821: Missouri Compromise, Land Act of 1820 1824: Favorite Son’s Election (Election of 1824) (3 of 4 candidates were politicians of different regions leading to sectionalism) 1828: Tariff of 1828 (Tariff of Abominations), John Calhoun’s The South Carolina Exposition and Protest (tariff concerned south b/c it showed fed power over south, and compact theory) 1830: Indian Removal Act, Webster-Hayne Debates (they argued whether nullification was a state issue or a people issue, Indian removal act moved indians across the river and gave land to the southerners) 1831: Nat Turner’s Rebellion, Liberator published by Garrison (rebellion freaked out southerners and enforced the illiteracy of slaves and tighten slave codes, liberator furthers abolitionists) 1832: Nullification Crisis, Bank War 1833: American Anti-Slavery Society founded, Compromise Tariff of 1833, Force Bill 1836: Gag Resolution, Texas Independence, Whig Party emerges 1844: James Polk elected in “Manifest Destiny” election, Liberty Party runs in election 1845: Texas Annexation (people in north saw it as a conspiracy to get more land, admitting texas furthers expansion of slavery) 1846: Mexican-American War, Wilmot Proviso 1847: Calhoun Resolutions (response to the Wilmot proviso, said that congress had no power to enforce laws against slavery, since slaves were property) 1848: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Free Soil Party is founded, Lewis Cass promotes idea of popular sovereignty (new land to be decided, sectional tension, free soil party shows that the North is starting to become more passionate about preventing slavery) 1850: Compromise of 1850 (Northerners were pleased, southerners got debt paid off, northerners resented south from FSL) 1852: Uncle Tom’s Cabin published (helped fuel abolitionist causes, north felt morally obligated to end slavery) 1854: Kansas-Nebraska Act, Ostend Manifesto, Republican Party formed 1856: Sacking of Lawrence, Pottawatomie Massacre, Brooks vs. Sumner Fight (shows how tense things are) 1857: Dred Scott v. Sanford, Lecompton Constitution rejected, Panic of 1857 (case showed how the civil war increased sectional tension, under Taney, said that Scott was not a citizen, extension of Calhoun Resolutions)

Crittenden Compromise. broke Democratic party) 1859: John Brown raids Harper’s Ferry 1860: Lincoln elected.1858: Lincoln-Douglas Debates (it separated Douglas’ supporters. South Carolina Secedes .