Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Timeline of Major Events by President: Part 3

Ante-Bellum Period, 1840-1860

9. William Henry Harrison, 1841
Whig
VP - John Tyler
Secretary of State - Daniel Webster

10. John Tyler, 1841-1845
Anti-Jackson Democrat ran as VP on Whig ticket
Secretary of State - Daniel Webster
Major Items:
Webster-Ashburton Treaty, 1842
Vetoes Clay's bill for 3rd Bank of the United States
Canadian Border set at 45th parallel

11. James K. Polk, 1845-1849
original "dark horse" candidate
Democrat
VP - Dallas
Major Items:
Manifest Destiny
Texas becomes a state, 1845
Oregon boundary settled, 1846
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo, 1848
Wilmot Proviso

12. Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850
Whig
VP - Millard Fillmore

13. Millard Fillmore, 1850-1853
Whig
Secretary of State - Daniel Webster
Major Items:
Compromise of 1850
Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, 1850 (Britain and U. S. agree not to expand in Central America if the canal is built)
Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1852

14. Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857
Democrat
VP - King
Major Items:
Kansas-Nebraska Bill, 1854
popular sovereignty
Japan opened to world trade, 1853
Underground Railroad
Bleeding Kansas
Ostend Manifesto, 1854

15. James Buchanan, 1857-1861
Democrat
VP- Breckinridge
Major Items:
Dred Scott decision, 1857
Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858

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