The Burlington Turnpike is established from Porter's Ferry on the Ohio River
opposite Lawrenceburg, to a point on the Covington-Lexington Turnpike towards the direction of Georgetown.
An 1836 act of the General Assembly stated: “The trustees of Burlington
shall have the power to cause the side walks or streets of said town to be paved, etc”.
U.S. & World
Mexican President Santa Anna sends an army to the Alamo, eventually overwhelming and killing the fort's defenders.
Texas settlers declare independence from Mexico. They defeat Mexican troops at the Battle of San Jacinto and pass a constitution legalizing slavery
in the new republic.
Southern members of Congress get a majority in the House to pass a gag rule effectively prohibiting all discussion of anti-slavery petitions. The rule remains in effect till the mid-1840s.
The transcendentalist movement develops in the U.S. as Ralph Waldo Emerson publishes his essay, Nature.
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