31st United States Congress - Major Events

Major Events

See also: 1849 in the United States, 1850 in the United States, and 1851 in the United States
  • March 4, 1849: Zachary Taylor became President of the United States
  • March 7, 1850: Senator Daniel Webster gave his "Seventh of March" speech in which he endorsed the Compromise of 1850 to prevent a possible civil war
  • July 9, 1850: Taylor died and Millard Fillmore became President.

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