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wife was Jane Means Appleton. Her son Benny died in a railroad accident shortly before inauguration. She took the news very poorly and never fully recovered.
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was the darkest of Dark Horses
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The Gadsden Purchase acquired a strip of land from Mexico.
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The Ostend Manifesto was a secret document created by three US ministers, which suggested that Cuba was a necessary addition to the U.S. It outraged northerners who thought it was an attempt to increase the reach of slavery.
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The Pottawatomie Massacre occurred.
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The Bleeding Kansas incident occurred due to the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. That act also repealed the Missouri Compromise.
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Tried to purchase Cuba, Alaska, and Hawaii
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Walker’s Rebellion in Nicaragua occurred.
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The Republican Party was formed.
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was the only elected president that refused a second nomination by his party.
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was the only unmarried president.
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The Panic of 1857 occurred due to the failure of the Ohio life insurance Company.
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The Pony Express was started.
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The Dred Scott Case stated that the government had no right to interfere with slavery.
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John Brown, an abolitionist, led a raid on Harper’s Ferry. He was later hanged.
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Supported Kansas as a slave state.
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The first Southern states seceded from the union.
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vice president went on to become the Confederate secretary of War.
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wife was called a traitor by the South due to her Southern background.
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was known for his debates with Stephen Douglas before losing in the race for senator.
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said, “A house divided cannot stand.”
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gave the Gettysburg Address.
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The attack on Fort Sumter marked the beginning of the Civil War.
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The Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in the Confederate States, caused this president to become known as the Great Emancipator.
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The Homestead Act gave 160 acres to those who settled on it for 5 years.
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The Morril Act was passed created land grant colleges and universites.
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The Trent Affair occurred because the north captured two diplomats from the south on their way to France and England to ask for assistance.
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was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
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Fought in the Black Hawk War
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wife, Eliza McCardle, taught him writing and arithmetic.
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was a career politician, serving as mayor of Greenville, Tennessee, a representative and senator in Tennessee, a US representative and senator, and governor of Tennessee.
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supported slavery while in the US congress by supporting the gag rule and the fugitive slave law.
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served as vice president due to his role in congress as the only Southern democrat to stand with the North.
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Alaska was purchased from Russia by Secretary of State Seward. At the time, the purchase was known as “Seward’s Folly”
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The Tenure of Office Act was passed. I violated the act and became the 1st to be impeached. I missed being forced out of office by one vote.
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The 13th Amendment prohibited slavery.
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The 14th Amendment intended to secure rights for former slaves.
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used more vetos than any previous president: 29, of which 15 were overridden.
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Black Codes passed by the South restricted slave rights
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The Klu Klux Klan was formed.
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The Freedmen’s Bureau was extended.
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The first transatlantic cable connected London and New York.
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was the only person elected to the Senate after leaving office.
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wife, Julia Dent, was forced to have an engagement of four years due to the Mexican war.
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had a military career. He fought in the Mexican war and led the Union forces in the Civil War.
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The Union Pacific and Central Pacific joined to form the Transcontinental Railroad.
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Custer’s Last Stand occurred at Little Bighorn.
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The Punitive Force Acts allowed force to be used against terrorist organizations like the Klu Klux Klan.
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The Resumption of Specie act was passed allowed paper money to be traded back in for gold.
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Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.
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The Credit Mobilier scandal occurred when congressmen were bribed to give contracts to the company.
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The Black Friday scandal occurred when two speculators tried to corner the gold market.
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The Whiskey Ring scandal occurred in which politicians stole millions of dollars in taxes on liquor through bribery.
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Secretary Belknap took bribes.
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Frederick Douglass ran as the first black vice-presidential candidate.
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The Great Chicago Fire occurred.
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The Treaty of Washington awarded the US 15.5 million for British war grievances from the Civil War.
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wife, popularly known as Lemonade Lucy, started the White House Easter Egg roll
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Thomas Edison patented the phonograph and light bulb.
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He was elected by having all disputed electoral votes in a scandalous election. He lost the popular vote.
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Reconstruction ended.
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Chinese Immigration was restricted by the Treaty of 1880.
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The Bland–Allison Act required the government to purchase 2 to 4 million dollars of silver every month.
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wife, Lucretia Rudolph, shared his love for education.
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was the last president born in a log cabin.
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He served in the Civil War and became a major general. He was also an Ohio State Senator and a US representative.
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was the only person to be a senator, member of the house, and president simultaneously.
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Clara Barton founded the Red Cross.
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The Star Route Scandal was uncovered by the Postmaster General.
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Charles Guiteau, a distressed office seeker, assassinated me.
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The Mongrel Tariff lowered the tariff by less than 1.5 percent.
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won praise for vetoing the River and Harbors Act.
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The Pendleton Civil Service Act created the modern civil service system.
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The Chinese Exclusion Act suspended Chinese immigration for 20 years.
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The Washington Monument was completed.
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wife, Ellen Lewis Herndon, died of pneumonia shortly before was elected vice president.
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was a product of the spoils system, working as a collector for the port of New York.
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wife, Frances Folsom, was the first to be married in the White House. She remarried at the age of 49 to Thomas J. Preston, a professor of archeology.
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was an honest man who antagonized Tammany Hall in New York but still became governor.
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was the only president between Johnson and McKinley to not serve the US military in the civil war. He was drafted but hired a substitute to take his place.
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The Statue of Liberty was completed.
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The Presidential Succession Act was passed, setting succession after the vice president to the cabinet.
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vetoed many Pension and Private Relief Bills.
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The Interstate Commerce Act created the Interstate Commerce Commission.
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The Dawes Severalty Act gave citizenship and land to Indians that gave up tribe loyalties.
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-The Hatch Act was passed giving land grants for experimental agricultural stations.
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repealed the Sherman Silver Purchase Act, which was passed under the previous president.
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The Panic of 1893 occurred. Coxey’s Army, a group of jobless people led by Jacob Coxey, marched on Washington to demand a $500 million public works program.
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The Pullman Strike occurred due to wage cuts for railroad workers until federal troops broke the strike.
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The Wilson-Gorman Act was passed, cutting tariffs.
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Geronimo’s surrender ended formal Native American warfare with whites.
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Plessy v. Ferguson was handed down, upholding segregation.
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The Venezula Boundary Dispute occurred
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narrowly lost to his opponent before winning a nonconsecutive second term.
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wife was Caroline Lavinia Scott, who put electricity and the first Christmas tree in the white house. Later remarried, marrying Mary Lord Dimmick.
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This ‘plain Hossier colonel’ became a brigadier general during the Civil war.
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narrowly won because his opponent failed to carry his home state, thanks to Tammany hall.
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had the Billion Dollar Congress, which was the first congress to spend over a billion dollars.
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The Dependent and Disability Pensions Act gave compensation to veterans’ families.
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The Sherman Anti-Trust Act restricted monopolies.
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The Sherman Silver Purchase Act required the US to purchase 4.5 million ounces of silver a month.
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The McKinley Tariff Act, promoted by the future president, raised the tariff to a high rate of 48 percent.
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