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January 1, 1836 James Birney begins publishing The Philanthropist, an abolition newspaper named for an earlier abolition newspaper for which Birney had written. The paper was published in Cincinnati, across the Ohio River from Kentucky, a slave state Ohio
  James Birney
March 3, 1836 Charter of the Second Bank of the United States expires
  Panic of 1837
March 28, 1836 Roger B. Taney becomes Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court
  Roger B. Taney
March 31, 1836 The Winchester and Potomac Railroad opens from Harpers Ferry to Winchester, Va. – a distance of 32 miles.
May 26, 1836 Southern members of the House get a "gag rule" restaining discussion of issues involving slavery. The House renews the gag rule each year until 1844
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
  gag rule
July 1, 1836 Graduating from West Point in a class of 49 students, Joseph R. Anderson (4),
July 11, 1836 The Specie Circular is issued by Treasury Secretary Levi Woodbury. Jackson and his administration felt it would check the speculation in land purchases that was rampant because of the "war" against the Second Bank of the United States
  Specie Circular
  Panic of 1837
  Andrew Jackson
July 12, 1836 The printing press used to publish The Philanthropist is destroyed by anti-abolitionists in Cincinnati Ohio
  James Birney
July 30, 1836 Mob destroys The Philanthropist 's printing press in Cincinnati for a second time Ohio
  James Birney
August 15, 1836 "Specie Circular" goes into effect
  Specie Circular
  Panic of 1837
  Andrew Jackson
November 8, 1836 Democrat Martin van Buren defeats Whigs William Henry Harrison, Hugh Lawson White, and Daniel Webster to become President
  Martin Van Buren
  Election of 1836
  Democratic Party
December 6, 1836 [circa] Casting operations begin at Tredegar Iron Works Virginia

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