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What was happening in the world in 1840?

Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming it for the United States on January 19, 1840. William Henry Harrison wins the 1840 presidential election, defeating incumbent Martin Van Buren. The August 9, 1842, Webster-Ashburton Treaty formally designates the border separating the United States and Canada.

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Also question is, what was happening in the 1840s in Europe?

Europe in the 1840s. During the 1840's many European countries were affected by a series of crop failures. 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.

Also Know, what was happening in the 1840s in England? FAMINE AND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 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.

Secondly, what major events happened in the 1800s in the world?

From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America Timeline 1800s

Year World Events American Events
1807 Napoleon convenes French "Sanhedrin," a council of Jewish notables
1812 Congress declares war on England
1813
1814 British army attacks Washington and burns the Capitol and the Library of Congress

What was happening in the world in 1830?

1830. May 30, 1830: The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson. The law led to the relocation of Native Americans which became known as the "Trail of Tears." June 26, 1830: King George IV of England died and William IV ascended to the throne.

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