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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1808

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1808
Vallejo was born.
Osage Treaty cedes Sioux tribal lands in present-day Arkansas and Missouri.

James Madison is elected president.

John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company.

Importation of African slaves is prohibited.

El Misisipi, the first U.S. newspaper in Spanish, is founded in New Orleans.

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is performed for the first time.
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