Jackson Ends The Nullification Threat From South Carolina

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Calhoun Again Tries To Rally The South Against  The Regional Threats He Sees

The Southeastern Tribes Are Evicted Along The “Trail Of Tears”

The American Anti-Slavery Society Is Founded

 The Prigg Decision Prompts Lloyd Garrison To Call For Disunion

The Growing Sectional Divide As The Election Of 1840 Looms

The Whigs Prepare To Challenge Van Buren In 1836

Americans Under Sam Houston Annex Texas

Lovejoy’s Murder Begets A Fatal Vow From John Brown

America’s Drive To Explore The West Picks Up Momentum


Andrew Jackson’s Enduring Legacy

JQ Adams Refuses To Comply With A House “Gag Order” To Silence Anti-Slavery Petitions

The Breadth Of Slave Ownership In The South

Abolitionists Are Met By Attacks In The North And South

Abolitionist Editor Elijah Lovejoy Is Murdered By An Alton, Illinois Mob

Andrew Jackson’s Second Term

The South’s Second Cash Crop: Breeding And Selling Slaves

Another Race Riot Breaks Out In Cincinnati

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Britain Abolishes Slavery

Abolitionists Enter Politics After An Internal Schism

Martin Van Buren’s Term

Jackson’s “Specie Circular” Order Triggers A Monetary Crisis

The Creole Slave Rebellion Leads To Diplomatic And Congressional Conflicts

The Mob Behavior In Alton Also Draws A Public Response
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John Fremont’s First Expedition Reaches The “South Pass”

Politicians Once Again Turn To Violence To Resolve Their Differences

The South’s First Cash Crops: Tobacco, Rice, Cotton And Sugar

Southern Fears Mount Further As The Supreme Court Frees Slaves In The Amistad Affair

The Wilkes Expedition Adds Luster To America’s Global Reputation

The Political Scene In 1840

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty Resolves A Series Of Disputes With Britain

Tyler Turns Against The Whigs And They Turn Against Him

Roger Taney Becomes Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court

Four Parties Vie For The Presidency In 1832

Fremont’s Second Expedition Explores The West Coast

Jackson “Kills” The Second Bank And Pays Off The Federal Debt

The South Intensifies Its Defense Of Slavery

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Prigg v Pennsylvania Adds To Mounting Tension Over “Fugitive Slaves”

John Tyler Completes The Presidential Term


The American Landscape In 1840 – Overview

Frederick Douglass Makes His First Great Speech Against Slavery


America Suffers An Economic Depression

William Henry Harrison’s One Month Presidential Term

Free Blacks Are Making Progress

Selling Slaves