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CHRONOLOGY

1688        Pennsylvania Quakers criticize slavery
1804        Underground Railroad
1817        American Colonization Society
1820        Missouri Compromise
1822        Liberia
1828        Tariff of Abominations
1831        Nat Turner Rebellion
1831        William Lloyd Garrison starts publishing The Liberator in Boston
1832        New England Anti-Slavery Society
1832-33   Nullification Crisis
1833        American Antislavery Society
1836        Texas Revolution
1839        Liberty Party
1845        Texas Annexation
1846-48   Mexican-American War
1846        Wilmot Proviso
1848        Free Soil Party
1850        Compromise of 1850
1852        Uncle Tom's Cabin
1854        Kansas-Nebraska Act
1854        Republican Party begins in Ripon, Wisconsin
1854-60   'Bleeding Kansas'
1856        James Buchanan wins Presidency
1857        Dred Scott Decision
1858        Lincoln-Douglas Debates
1859        John Brown at Harpers Ferry
1860        Abraham Lincoln elected
1860        South Carolina secedes. Six states follow
1861        Confederate States of America organizes at Montgomery
1861        Fort Sumter
1861        Proclamation of April 15
1861        Four Border states leave Union
1861        Bull Run
1862        Antietam
1862        Emancipation Proclamation
1863        Gettysburg
1863        Vicksburg
1864        Atlanta Campaign
1865        Appomattox
1865        Lincoln Assassination
1865-77   Reconstruction


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