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[TN] Did you know...? What can you add
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What can you add about events happening in Tennessee?

1766: “Mulatto Jim” accompanies Colonel James Smith on his explorations of the Cumberland River region
1796, June 1: Tennessee enters the Union as a slave state
1819: Death penalty becomes standard punishment for slaves convicted of murder, arson, rape, and robbery
1822: Tennessee outlaws miscegenation
1831: Tennessee Assembly passes laws barring free blacks from entering the state
1861, June 8: Tennessee secedes from the Union; Tennessee Senator Andrew Johnson continues to hold his seat in the U.S. Congress
1862: President Abraham Lincoln appoints Senator Andrew Johnson military governor of Tennessee

1864, April 12: Fort Pillow Massacre—Confederates kill black Union troops after they have surrendered


1864: Lincoln and the Republicans select Senator Andrew Johnson, a Tennessee Democrat, as Lincoln's vice-presidential running mate for the
1864 election—Lincoln and Johnson officially ran as National Union candidates
1865, March: Freedmen's Bureau is created by Congress and opened in Tennessee
April 14: President Lincoln is shot; Johnson becomes president the next day on Lincoln's death

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