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March Events in US History

By March 29, 2011Education, Florida
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March 1, 1845 – Texas was annexed into the United States by President John Tyler.

March 3, 1845 – Florida became the 27th state in the United States. The first governor was William D. Moseley. By 1850, more than 87, 000 were Florida residents.

March 10, 1804 – The Louisiana Purchase was completed when the United States purchased more than 800,000 square miles of land for $15 million, nearly doubling the size of our nation. This was accomplished by Thomas Jefferson while he was President of the United States and is viewed as one of his greatest achievements.

March 16, 1751 – James Madison, our fourth president, was born in Virginia and grew up at Montpelier which would eventually become his home. James Madison was the foremost author of the Constitution and also wrote some of the Federalist papers.

March 20, 1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published. This book established Stowe’s reputation as an author and rallied many to fight for the abolition of slavery.