Inventions and events

  • California Gains Statehood

    California Gains Statehood
    California gains statehood California Gains Statehood-On September 9th 1850, California was admitted to the Union. The admittance of California was part of the Compromise of 1850. California was the 31st State admitted to the Union.
  • First National Womens convention

    First National Womens convention
    First National womens convention First National Women's Convention- The first national Women's Conference was held in Worcester, Massachusetts. The meeting followed a local convention in Seneca Falls the year before. The convention, after much discussion, passed a resolution that stated: "Women are clearly entitled to the right of suffrage, and to equality before the law, without distinction of sex or color."
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    compromise of 1850Compromise of 1850- The Compromise of 1850 held the Union together for another difficult ten years. The dispute was over the admittance of additional states into the Union, while maintaining the balance between free and slave states.
  • Erie Railroad reached the 1850's

    Erie Railroad reached the 1850's
    Erie railroad Erie Railroad Reached the Great Lakes- In May 1851 the Erie Railroad reached Dunkirk New York on Lake Erie. The first train to traverse the line had President Filmore and Americas elder statesman Daniel Webster on board.
  • The Western Union

    The Western Union
    The western unionThe Western Union was invented oin 1851
  • Second Burma War

    Second Burma War
    Second Burma War Second Burma War - The Second Burmese War began when the Burmese ousted their king Pagan Min after a six year reign. The British captured Rangoon as the war began.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin Signed

    Uncle Toms Cabin Signed
    uncle toms cabin signedUncle Toms Cabin Signed- In 1852, the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published. It is most likely the novel that had the greatest historic impact on American society. The novel depicted the plight of a slave family. It was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, who was a mother of six. In the first year hundres of thousands of copies were printed and ultimately millions of copies were sold. The helped solidify the opposition to slavery in the North. Its success in France and England served as a break
  • Willamete University

    Willamete University
    willamete universityWillamette University in Oregon becomes the first university west of the Rockies in 1853.
  • Kong Chow Temple

    Kong Chow Temple
    king chow templeKong Chow Temple is established in San Francisco, the first Buddhist temple in the United States in 1853.
  • levi strauss jeans

    levi strauss jeans
    levi strauss jeansLevi Strauss had the idea of inventing jeans in 1853
  • Gadsen Purchase

    Gadsen Purchase
    Gadsen purchase Gadsen Purchase- Under the terms of this purchase, the United States obtained the southern parts of Arizona and New Mexico. The area totaled 45,535 square miles and was purchased at a cost of $10 million. The area was considered a suitable route for a railroad across the Southwest.
  • crimean War begins

    crimean War begins
    1854 AD Crimean War Begins In October 1853 a war had broken out between Russia and the Ottomans known as the Russo-Turkish War. The war broke out after a Turkish attack on Russian forces that had occupied Walachia and Moldavia. France and Great Britain declared war on Russia in support of the Ottomans. Austria in the meantime successfully pressured Russia to withdraw from the Danubian principalities that it had occupied, and then Austria occupied them. On September 14 allied troops landed in the
  • Perry in Japan

    Perry in Japan
    Perry in Japan - Commodore Perry was sent to Japan to attempt to open trade relations, as well as provide a safe haven for shipwrecked sailors. Perry arrived in Tokyo Bay in command of a fleet of four heavily-armed warships. The Japanese initially demanded that he move to the port of Nagasaki, but realized they did not have the ability to force Perry to move.
  • The Arrow War

    The Arrow War
    1856 AD Arrow War- The second Anglo Chinese war, which became known as the Arrow war, began when the Chinese forced a British registered ship to lower the British flag. British and French troops reached Tienstsin in 1858 and thus threatened the Chinese capital Peking. The Chinese agreed to the Treaty of Tienstsin, which opened more treaty ports to foreigners and legalized the importation of opium.
  • Oil Well Started

    Oil Well Started
    Oil Well Started Until Edwin Drake drilled his well, oil had been collected from whatever had seeped out of the ground. This oil was used for medicinal purposes. Drake, who had been a railroad conductor, was convinced that large quantities of oil could be found by drilling. Just as his money dried up and investors called for an end to the drilling, Drake struck oil.
    Before long, the area around Titusville was full of oil wells and the commercial use of oil began.