Maria, Angelina and Lesile's Texas timeline

The 1800s

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1820

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Missouri Compromise - it was a congress effort to stop the rivalries from Missouri being a slave state

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1829-1837

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Andrew Jackson President of US- 

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1832

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Nullification Crisis- involved a confrontation between South Carolina and the federal government and it adapted the ordinance legally to tariff facts 

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1836-1845

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Texas Republic- the delegates unanimously adopted Childress's suggestion for independence

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1836

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Texas Independence- The struggle for the independence of Texas took place over many years, although the actual war that achieved independence from Mexico was relatively brief.

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1836

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Sam Houston is elected president

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1837-1841

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Martin Van Buren 8th president of the US

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1838

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Mirabeau Lamar is elected president of Texas

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1839

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Chief Bowles ordered to lead Cherokees out of Texas

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1840

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Council house fight- often referred to as the Council House Massacre, was a decidedly lopsided fight between soldiers and officials of the Republic of Texas and a delegation of Comanche chiefs during a peace conference in San Antonio on March 19, 1840.

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1841

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Sam Houston is elected president of Texas

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1842

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Mier Expedition- an unsuccessful military operation launched in November 1842 by a Texan militia against Mexican border settlements

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June 1841

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Santa Fe Expedition- an attempt to gain control over the lucrative Santa Fe Trail and further develop the trade links between Texas and New Mexico.

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1844-1845

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Anson Jones is elected president of Texas

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1845

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Texas is annexed into the United States

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Compromise of 1850

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The Fugitive Slave Act was amended and the slave trade in Washington, D.C., was abolished.

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1854

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Kansas-Nebraska Act - It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.

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1857

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Dred Scott v. Sandford - the Supreme Court ruled that Americans of African descent, whether free or slave, were not American citizens and could not sue in federal court. 

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1861

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Sam Houston resigns as governor or Texas ( refuses to take oath of allegiance to the Confederate States of America)

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1861-1865

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Civil War - a collection of eleven southern states that left the Union in 1860 and 1861 and formed their own country in order to protect the institution of slavery.



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