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U.S. History by Year, 1840-1859

Based on the clues, guess these American related things that happened in each year.
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Year
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Answer
1859
This man leads a failed raid on Harpers Ferry hoping to start a slave rebellion
John Brown
1858
This politician debates Stephen Douglas seven times in the race for Illinois' Senate seat
Abraham Lincoln
1857
The Supreme Court rules that African Americans aren't citizens in this case
Dred Scott v. Sanford
1856
Abolitionist towns in Kansas are attacked by pro-slavery forces as a part of this conflict
Bleeding Kansas
1855
Millions of immigrants come to the U.S. to flee famine in this country
Ireland
1854
This modern political party is founded in Ripon, Wisconsin
Republican Party
1853
Commodore Matthew Perry arrives in this country, requesting for it to open trade
Japan
1852
This author publishes 'Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Harriet Beecher Stowe
1851
This popular newspaper is founded in Midtown Manhattan
The New York Times
1850
Harriet Tubman becomes a "conductor" on this "railroad"
Underground Railroad
1849
Thousands travel to California after hearing of the discovery of this
Gold
1848
The U.S. gains much of the Southwest after winning a war against this country
Mexico
1847
Mormon pioneers led by Brigham Young establish this city out West
Salt Lake City
1846
This "party" gets stranded in the Sierra Nevada, resorting to cannibalism
Donner Party
1845
The United States annexes this country and admits it as the 28th state
Texas
1844
Samuel Morse instantly sends a message from D.C. to Baltimore with this device
Telegraph
1843
This Baltimore poet publishes "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Edgar Allan Poe
1842
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty defines the border with this modern day country
Canada
1841
This president dies in office after only serving for one month
William Henry Harrison
1840
Charles Wilkes circumnavigates this continent, claiming a portion for the U.S.
Antarctica
2 Comments
+2
Level 84
Dec 17, 2023
Best one of the series! Now time for me to complain:

“GOP” is not an acceptable type-in for the Republican Party.

“NYT” is not an acceptable type-in for the New York Times. Other than that, I have no more complaints! Can’t wait for the next one.

+3
Level ∞
Dec 18, 2023
Great quiz!