Slavery abolished in
1834. Lincoln elected to Illinois
1836-40. Great Boer Trek.
1837. End of Jackson’s
second 1837. Queen Victoria’s accession.
presidency. First steam-boat from
England to America.
First telegraph line in
Lord Durham’s report on
1841. First telegraph in America.
1842. Lincoln leaves Illinois
legislature, and (Nov.)
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
1854. Missouri Compromise
1854-5. Gold rush to Australia.
Republican Party formed. Crimean War.
Abolition of slavery in
1856. Defeat of Fremont by
1857. Dred Scott case. 1857-8. Indian Mutiny.
1858. Kansas. Lincoln-Douglas
1859. John Brown’s raid.
1859. Publication of “Origin
1859-60. Kingdom of Italy formed.
1860. Nov. Lincoln elected 1860. Slavery abolished in Dutch President. East Indies.
Dec. Secession carried
1861. Feb. 4. Southern 1861. Emancipation of Russian Confederacy formed. serfs.
Mar. 4. Lincoln inaugurated.
of Fort Sumter.
War begins. Further
First Battle of Bull
Claim of Great Britain
as to Trent accepted.
1862. Ap.-Aug. McClellan in 1862. Alabama escapes from the Peninsula. Mersey (July).
Jackson in Shenandoah