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1837
Canadian rebellion and Caroline incident
1840
Antislavery Liberty party organized
1841
-Harrison dies after four weeks in office

-Tyler assumes presidency
1842
-Aroostook War over Maine boundary

-Webster-Ashburton treaty
1844
-Polk defeats Clay in “Manifest Destiny” election

-Caleb Cushing signs Treaty of Wanghia with China
1845
United States annexes Texas
1846
-Walker Tariff

-Independent treasury restored

United States settles Oregon dispute with Britain
1846
-United States and Mexico clash over Texas boundary

-Kearny takes Santa Fe

-Fremont conquers California

-Wilmot Proviso passes House of Representatives
1846-48
Mexican War
1847
-Battle of Buena Vista
-Scott takes Mexico City
1848
-Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War

-Taylor defeats Cass and Van Buren for presidency
1849
California gold rush
1850
-Fillmore assumes presidency after Taylor’s death

-Compromise of 1850, including Fugitive Slave Law

-Clayton-Bulwer Treaty with Britain
1852
Pierce defeats Scott for presidency
1853
Gadsden Purchase from Mexico
1854
-Commodore Perry opens Japan

-Ostend Manifesto proposes seizure of Cuba

-Kansa-Nebraska Act

-Republican Party organized
1856
William Walker becomes president of Nicaragua and legalizes slavery