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Unformatted text preview: 1836 Texas independence fight Gag rule prevents discussion of slavery in Congress 1837 Panic of 1837 1838 Trail of Tears 1842 Commonwealth v. Hunt legalizes unions 1845 Annexation of Texas 1846 U.S. declares war on Mexico Oregon Treaty 1847 Winfield Scott captures Mexico City 1848 Gold discovered in northern California Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Seneca Falls statement of women's rights 1849 California gold rush...
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