1860-1900 Timeline

Events

Confederates fire on Fort Sumter

1861

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg

1863

Lincoln assassinated

1865

Lee Surrenders at Appomattox

1865

Johnson impeachment trial

1868

14th Amendment ratified

1868

First transcontinental railroad completed

1869

John D. Rockefeller forms Standard Oil

1870

Andrew Carnegie builds modern steel mill

1873

Battle of Little Big Horn

1876

Reconstruction ends

1877

American Federation of Labor founded

1886

Interstate Commerce Act

1887

Homestead Strike

1892

The Spanish-American War

1898

Inventions

Gatling gun (Richard Gatling)

1862

Dynamite (Alfred Nobel)

1867

Telephone (Alexander Graham Bell)

1876

Phonograph (Thomas Alva Edison)

1878

Antiseptic (Joseph Lister)

1878

Lightbulb (Thomas Alva Edison)

1879

Automobile (Daimler and Benz)

1885

Box camera (George Eastman)

1886

Coca Cola (Pemberton)

1886

Radium (Marie Curie)

1890

Wireless communication (Marconi)

1895

X-ray (Roentgen)

1895

Presidents

James Buchanan

1857 - 1861

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

Ulysses S. Grant

1869 - 1877

Rutherford B. Hayes

1877 - 1881

James Garfield

1881

Assassinated

Chester A. Arthur

1881 - 1885

Grover Cleveland

1885 - 1889

Benjamin Harrison

1889 - 1893

Grover Cleveland

1893 - 1897

William McKinley

1897 - 1901