American Civil War, Reconstruction and Gilded Age

Events

Missouri Compromise

February 1820

Mexican-American War

April 25, 1846 - February 2, 1848

Wilmot Proviso

August 1846

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

February 2, 1848

Uncle Tom's Cabin is published

1852

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

The Dred Scott decision

1857

Southern secession

April 1860

Abraham Lincoln elected President

November 6, 1860

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

Confederacy formed

February 1861

Fort summer attacked

April 12, 1861

Battle of Shiloh

April 6, 1862

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

Battle of Nashville

December 15, 1864

Black Codes

1865

President Lincoln's assasination

April 14, 1865

Andrew Johnson became President

April 15, 1865

13th Amendment: Slavery outlawed

December 6, 1865

14th Amendment

July 9, 1868

Transcontinental Railroad Completed

1869

Ulysses S. Grant President

March 4, 1869

The Gilded Age

1870 - 1900

15th Amendment

February 3, 1870

Telephone invented

1876

Rutherford B. Haynes President

March 4, 1877

Thomas Edison develops Light bulb

1879

James A. Garfield President

March 4, 1881

Grover Cleveland President

March 4, 1885

Sherman Anti-Trust Act

1890

Jim Crow laws begin

1890

William McKinley President

March 4, 1897

Spanish-American War

1898