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Overview - Decade
  1840s 1850s 1860s 
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30 star flag of 1848 includes Wisconsin. 31 star flag of 1851 includes California.
32 star flag of 1858 includes Minnesota. 33 star flag of 1859 includes Oregon.

This Overview is a brief look at the time and the influence of Cycles. Significant events from each year are noted along with the position of the Cycles to show how history is moving in Rhythm. Enjoy the walk through history.

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A Physical Low bottomed out early in the decade and the Cycle remained in in 4th Quarter Alternatives until an Upward Crossover at the end of the decade. The Emotional High ended its 1st Quarter Foundation with a peak in the latter part of the decade that began its 2nd Quarter Variation.  An Intellectual Low also bottomed out early in the decade and joined the Physical Cycle in a Physo-Intellectual Double 4th Quarter Alternatives that prevailed from most of the 1850s.

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  March 21, 1850 -
  March 21, 1851
 
1850: Melville revealed inhumane conditions in the on sailors in "White Jacket"  Physical 3rd Quarter Review on sailors and Congress abolished flogging in the Navy in the Physical Low. With the Emotional 1st Quarter Foundationthe first national convention of women advocating woman suffrage was held in Worcester, Massachusetts, and in July the first woman's rights convention met in Seneca Falls, NY.  Hawthorne's classic novel "The Scarlet Letter," attacked Puritan hypocrisy in the Intellectual 3rd Quarter Review In the Physo-Intellectual Double 3rd Quarter Review, Congress debated the the right of states and territories to permit or prohibit slavery, the Compromise of 1850 passed to allow more free states into the Union, and the effective Fugitive Slave Act abolished slavery in the District of Columbia.
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  March 21, 1851 -
  March 21, 1852
 
1851: General Lopez led a group of Americans on failed raid on Cuba in this Physical Low During the Emotional 1st Quarter Foundation the Young Men's Christian Association was founded (YMCA). Emmanuel Leutze painted "Washington Crossing the Delaware" as we looked back during the Physo-Intellectual Double 3rd Quarter Review.

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  March 21, 1852 -
  March 21, 1853
 
1852: Emotional High as Stephen Foster wrote "My Old Kentucky Home."  Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," profoundly influenced abolition in the  Emotional High Physo-Intellectual Double 3rd Quarter Review. In the following Physo-Intellectual Double 4th Quarter Alternatives the American, or Nativist party began attracted more supporters as an alternative party, then it disbanded in 1858 at the end of the Quarter.
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  March 21, 1853 -
  March 21, 1854
 
1853: Americans dress down in a Physical Low and in June of this year Secretary of State William Marcy instructed all American diplomats abroad to be modest in their dress while in court in order to promote a popular image of the US as a democracy as they appear in the "simple dress of an American citizen." The School of Music was founded in New York, and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra organized in this Emotional 1st Quarter Foundation. Mrs. Amos Bronson Alcott with seventy-three other women presented a petition calling for the urge suffrage  to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention in the Emotional High. Antioch College opened, and in a departure long standing norms, it welcomed both male and female students in the Emotional High-Physo-Intellectual Double 4th Quarter Alternatives.
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  March 21, 1784 -
  March 21, 1785
 
1854: Further demonstrating the Emotional High in music, Stephen Foster wrote "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" this year.  Now that no Cycle was in 3rd Quarter Review, the Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 that allowed some states to be admitted as slave-free states (passed during a previous Physical 3rd Quarter Review), as Congress all territories can decide whether to permit or prohibit slavery in the Physo-Intellectual Double 4th Quarter Alternatives. Act is condemned by abolitionists.
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  March 21, 1855 -
  March 21, 1856
 
1855: Territorial expansion can follow the Physical Cycle, and the America's "Ostend Manifesto" (written in 1854) undermined attempts to acquire Cuba in the hysical Low. James Sims, a surgeon, organized the Women's Hosp of New York City in the Emotional 1st Quarter Foundation, and the Elmira (New York) Female College was established as the first higher education institution to grant academic degrees to women. Mrs. Carl Schurz, who studied the kindergarten methods of Friedrich Froebel in Germany, orgs the first Am kindergarten. It is a German-speaking school, located in a Watertown, Wisconsin home. James Bicheno Francis did searching experiments that led to Modern Engineering with his "Lowell Hydraulic Experiments" in the Physo-Intellectual Double 4th Quarter Alternatives.
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  March 21, 1856 -
  March 21, 1857
 
1856: E 1st: 6/17-19/56 The new Republican party held its first National Convention in Philadelphia while we were in Emotional 1st Quarter Foundation, and the first recorded observance of Children's Day is held in the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts. The last presidential candidate of the Whig Party was Millard Fillmore who ran this year, but afterward the party disapated in Physo-Intellectual Double 4th Quarter Alternatives.
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  March 21, 1857 -
  March 21, 1858
 
1857: The State Disunion Convention precedes the split between the Confederacy & Union during the Physo-Intellectual Double 4th Quarter Alternatives. The Panic of 1857 with a sudden downturn in the economy came amid the in Physo-Intellectual Low as some 4,932 businesses failed this year, and 4,222 businesses failed the following year, but recovery quickly followed in the rising Cycles . The Hudson River School of painting was enhanced by the Emotional High and by paintings like "Niagara" by Frederick E. Church in which he utilized his theme of natural wonders.
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  March 21, 1858 -
  March 21, 1859
 
1858: E HIGH: 1858 A religious revival started in New York and Pennsylvania and swept across the country during the Emotional High and manifested with daily prayer meetings in every major city. Abraham Lincoln addressed the entropy that divide America in the Physo-Intellectual Double 4th Quarter Alternatives with his acceptance speech for the the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate when he said that slavery issue must be resolved by stating, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
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  March 21, 1859 -
  March 21, 1960
 
1859: John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry in the Physical Upward Crossoverprecipitated the Civil War.  Music continue to express the Emotional High as Daniel Emmett composed "Dixie" and "Turkey in the Straw." The experiments of Moses G. Farmer with incandescent in the Physo-Intellectual Double 4th Quarter Alternatives light in the led to Edison's light bulb.