The 1840s (pronounced "eighteen-forties") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1840, and ended on December 31, 1849. The decade was noted in Europe for featuring the largely unsuccessful Revolutions of 1848 , also known as the Springtime of Nations .
In the spring of 1855, Know Nothing candidate Levi Boone was elected mayor of Chicago and barred all immigrants from city jobs. Abraham Lincoln was strongly opposed to the principles of the Know Nothing movement, but did not denounce it publicly because he needed the votes of its membership to form a successful anti-slavery coalition in Illinois.
Fausto es el protagonista de una leyenda clásica alemana. Fausto es un hombre inteligente y de gran éxito, pero también insatisfecho con su vida, por lo que hace un pacto con el diablo en un cruce de caminos, entregando su alma a cambio de conocimiento y placeres mundanos ilimitados.