What major events happened in 1845
February 28 – The United States Congress approves the annexation of Texas. March 1 – President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas. Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state (see History of Florida). Postal reform act of Congress standardizes nationwide mail rates.
How many states were there in 1845
Five more states joined the Union in the 20th century. Alaska and Hawaii were the last – both were admitted together in 1959.
Stately Knowledge: Facts about the United States.
|RANK||STATE||DATE OF STATEHOOD|
|27||Florida||March 3, 1845|
|28||Texas||December 29, 1845|
|29||Iowa||December 28, 1846|
|30||Wisconsin||May 29, 1848|
Why was Texas annexed 1845
His official motivation was to outmaneuver suspected diplomatic efforts by the British government for the emancipation of slaves in Texas, which would undermine slavery in the United States. Through secret negotiations with the Houston administration, Tyler secured a treaty of annexation in April 1844.
What major event happened in 1846
The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) marked the first U.S. armed conflict chiefly fought on foreign soil. It pitted a politically divided and militarily unprepared Mexico against the expansionist-minded administration of U.S. President James K.
When did U.S. go to war with Mexico
On May 12, 1846, the United States Senate voted 40 to 2 to go to war with Mexico. President James K. Polk had accused Mexican troops of having attacked Americans on U.S. soil, north of the Rio Grande.
What happened in the US in 1848
Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California. January 31 – The Washington Monument is established. February 2 – Mexican–American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, ending the war and ceding to the US virtually all of what becomes the southwestern United States.
What happened in the year 1854
November 5 – Crimean War: Battle of Inkerman – The Russians are defeated. November 14 – Great Storm of 1854 in the Black Sea: 19 British transport and other ships (plus 2 French) supporting the Crimean War are wrecked with the loss of at least 287 men. November 17 – In Egypt, the Suez Canal Company is formed.
What happened in the world in 1844
June–July – The Great Flood of 1844 hits the Missouri River and Mississippi River. June 15 – Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber. June 22 – Influential North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University.
What war happened in 1840
This period saw the 1840 end of the First Carlist War, a civil war in Spain over the succession to the throne and the nature of the Spanish monarchy.
What was invented in 1840
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What important things happened in 1843
May 18 – In Edinburgh, the Free Church of Scotland is disrupted from the Church of Scotland. May 22 – The first major wagon train headed for the American Northwest sets out with 1,000 pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri, on the Oregon Trail. May 23 – Chile takes possession of the Strait of Magellan.
What happened in England in the 1840s
The 1840s, which saw years of poor harvests, were known as the Hungry Forties. Most catastrophic of all was the Irish Famine of 1845–9, during which well over a million people died and some two million emigrated.
What events happened in 1842
February 1 – Willamette University is established in Salem, Oregon. February 7 – Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien. March – Commonwealth v. Hunt: The Massachusetts Supreme Court makes strikes and unions legal in the United States.
What was happening in the 1840s in Europe
Europe in the 1840s
Famine spread The food shortages led to riots all across Europe. The continuing food shortages and widespread public discontent were a major factor in causing Europe's Year of Revolutions in France, Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary in 1848.
What was happening in 1849
March 5 – President Zachary Taylor and Vice President Millard Fillmore are sworn into office. May 3 – The Mississippi River levee at Sauvé's Crevasse breaks, flooding much of New Orleans, Louisiana. May 20 – Astor Place Riot occurs in Manhattan. June 6 – Fort Worth, Texas is founded.
What was happening in 1847 in England
22 July – Town Police Clauses Act 1847 provides powers to regulate urban streets, some of which remain in force into the 21st century. 9 August – the Whig Party under Lord John Russell wins the general election. 13 August – John Russell Hind makes the first British discovery of an asteroid, from London, 7 Iris.
What happened in1861
The Civil War in the United States began in 1861, after decades of simmering tensions between northern and southern states over slavery, states' rights and westward expansion.
What happened in the 1840s in Australia
A slump in land sales, falling prices and incomes culminated in an upsurge of insolvencies that substantially weakened the banks. The depression of the early 1840s precipitated the first wave of bank failures seen in Australia.