Abraham Lincoln eBook

George Haven Putnam
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 516 pages of information about Abraham Lincoln.

1833.  Slavery abolished in
British Colonies.

1834.  Lincoln elected to Illinois
legislature

1836-40.  Great Boer Trek.

1837.  End of Jackson’s second 1837.  Queen Victoria’s accession.
presidency.  First steam-boat from
England to America.

1838.  First telegraph line in
England.

1839.  Lord Durham’s report on
Canada.

1841.  First telegraph in America.

1842.  Lincoln leaves Illinois
legislature, and (Nov.)
is married.

1844.  “Martin Chuzzlewit”
published.

1845.  Annexation of Texas.

1846.   Boundary of Oregon and       1846.   Boundary of Oregon and
British Columbia settled            British Columbia settled
with Great Britain.                 with U. S. A.

1846-7.  Mexican War. 1846-7.  Irish famine.

1847-8.  Lincoln in Congress.

1848.   Gold discovery in            1848.   Revolution in France and
California.                         in many parts of Europe.

1850.  Clay’s compromise adopted. 1850.  Constitution Act for
Death of Calham.  Australian colonies.

1852.  Deaths of Clay and Webster. 1852.  Constitution Act for New
Zealand.

1854.  Missouri Compromise 1854-5.  Gold rush to Australia.
repealed. 
Republican Party formed.  Crimean War.

                                     1854-6.  Abolition of slavery in
                                                various Portuguese
          
                                      Dominions.

1856.  Defeat of Fremont by
Buchanan.

1857.  Dred Scott case. 1857-8.  Indian Mutiny.

1858.  Kansas.  Lincoln-Douglas
debate.

1859.  John Brown’s raid. 1859.  Publication of “Origin of
Species.”

1859-60.  Kingdom of Italy formed.

1860.   Nov.   Lincoln elected        1860.   Slavery abolished in Dutch
President.                           East Indies.

Dec.  Secession carried in
South Carolina.

1861.   Feb. 4.   Southern            1861.   Emancipation of Russian
Confederacy formed.                 serfs.

        Mar. 4.  Lincoln inaugurated.

        Ap. 12-14.  Bombardment
          of Fort Sumter.

        Ap.  War begins.  Further
          secessions.

        July.  First Battle of Bull
          Run.

        Dec.  Claim of Great Britain
          as to Trent accepted.

1862.   Ap.-Aug.   McClellan in       1862.  Alabama escapes from the
Peninsula.                           Mersey (July).

        Ap.  Shiloh.

        May.  Jackson in Shenandoah
          Valley.

        Aug.-Oct.  Confederates in
          Kentucky.

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