Nashville convention assembles to discuss the South’s grievances.
Fugitive Slave Act mandates the return of slaves who have escaped to free states.
U.S. population reaches twenty-three million; black population reaches 3.2 million.
Foreign Miner's Tax; enforced by the state of California, ususally against Chinese miners; often forced to pay it several times.California admitted as a free state in Clay Compromise.
National Women's Rights Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Zachary Taylor dies in office; Millard Fillmore assumes presidency.