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January 28, 1840 The gag rule prohibiting abolitionist petitions from being read on the floor of the House becomes House Rule 21.
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
April 1, 1840 Meeting in Albany the Liberty Party affirms the previous nomination of abolitionist James Birney for President.
  James Birney
  Election of 1840
May 8, 1840 Democratic National Convention in Baltimore nominates Martin Van Buren for President. Maryland
  Martin Van Buren
  Election of 1840
  Democratic Party
July 4, 1840 Democrat Martin Van Buren signs the Independent Treasury Act into law
  Panic of 1837
  Martin Van Buren
  Democratic Party
November 3, 1840 William Henry Harrison (Whig) defeats Martin Van Buren (Democrat) to become President of the United States
  Election of 1840
  Martin Van Buren
  Democratic Party

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