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Reconstruction Era Timeline

1622
The first African slaves are brought to the British colonies in North America, which will eventually become the United States of America.
1803
The Louisiana Purchase adds about 800,000 square miles of new territory to the United States.
1820
The Missouri Compromise allows Missouri to be admitted to the Union as a slave state, while Maine is admitted as a free state, thus maintaining the balance between states where slavery is allowed and where it is illegal. Slavery is prohibited in any of the lands of the Louisiana Purchase that are north of the Missouri border.
1848
The U.S. victory in the Mexican-American War brings a large area of new territory into the United States, including what will become the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
February 28, 1854
The Republican Party is formed by politicians—most of them from the Northern states—who favor...

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