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1820- Missouri Comprimise

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Preserving the balance of power in congress between slaves and free states.

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1829-1837

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Andrew Jackson has been elected to run for office

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1832

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. A convention said that tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were not constitutional and unenforceable inside the state of south Carolina

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1836-1845

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The Republic of Texas was located between the United States and Mexico

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1836

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Texas formally declared its independence

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1836

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Sam Houston is elected for president

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1837-1841

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Martin Van Buren was a statesman who served as the eighth president of the United States.

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1838

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Mirabeau Lamar is elected to be the second president of Republic Texas.  

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1839

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It may be regarded as certain that not a foot of land will ever be taken fromthe Indians without their own consent. The sacredness of their rights is feltby all thinking persons in America and Europe.

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1840

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The council house fight was between soldiers and officials of the Republic of Texas

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1841

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Sam Houston was elected to run for president again 

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1842

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The Mier expedition was unsuccessful military operation that launched in November 1842 by a Texian militia against Mexican border settlements.

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1841

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The expedition was unofficially launched by the then President of Texas Lamar tried to gain control over the lucrative Santa Fe Trail.

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1845

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Texas was formally annexed by the United States and admitted to the union on December 29, 1845, becoming the 28th state. The annexation of Texas caused a war between the US and Mexico which lasted from 1846-1848 came to be known as the Mexican American War.

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1844-1845

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Anson jones was elected for president and was the fourth and last president of the republic of texas

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1854

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The Kansas-Nebrask Act was an 1854 bill that mandated “popular sovereignty”–allowing settlers of a territory to decide whether slavery would be allowed within a new state’s borders. 

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1857

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In Dred Scott v. Sandford (argued 1856 -- decided 1857), the Supreme Court ruled that Americans of African descent, whether free or slave, were not American citizens and could not sue in federal court. The Court also ruled that Congress lacked power to ban slavery in the U.S. territories.

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1861

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One of the most challenging issues Congress faced during the Civil War was how to fund the war effort.

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1861-1865

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The American Civil War was fought in the United States. The result of a long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861. 



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