timeline

Events

Matthew Perry takes warships to Tokyo Bay

July 8, 1853

Presidency of James Garfield 5, 1881 – September 19, 1881

January 5, 1881 - September 19, 1881

Presidency of Chester Arthur

Sep 19, 1881 - Mar 4, 1885

Presidency of Grover Cleveland (Term 1)

Mar 4, 1885 - Mar 4, 1889

Presidency of Benjamin Harrison

Mar 4, 1889 - Mar 4, 1893

Jacob Riis publishes How the Other Half Lives

1890

Alfred T. Mahan publishes The Influence of Sea Power

1890

Presidency of Grover Cleveland (Term 2)

1893 - 1897

Americans overthrow Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii

January 17, 1893

Presidency of William McKinley

March 8, 1897 - Sept 14, 1901

U.S.S. Maine sinks in the Havana Harbor

Feb 15 1898

U.S. declares war on Spain

April 25, 1898

Secretary of State John Hay sends note on Open Door Policy in China

September 6, 1899

American troops capture Filipino resistance leader Emilio Aguinaldo

March 23, 1901

President McKinley is assassinated

September 6, 1901

Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt

September 14, 1901 - March 4, 1909

Cuban rebels declare Cuba an independent Republic of Cuba

May 20, 1902

T. Roosevelt supports passage of the Newlands Reclamation Act

June 17, 1902

Construction of the Panama Canal begins

1903

W.E.B DuBois and other African American leaders launch the Niagara Movement

1905

Pure Food and Drug Act passed

1906

Upton Sinclair publishes The Jungle

February 26, 1906

N.A.A.C.P is founded

February 12, 1909

Presidency of William H. Taft

March 4, 1909 - March 4, 1913

W. Taft establishes the Children’s Bureau

April 9, 1912

Federal Reserve Act

1913

17th Amendment requires direct election of senators

1913

Presidency of Woodrow Wilson

March 4, 1913 - March 4, 1921

Clayton Antitrust Act

1914

19th Amendment grants women’s suffrage

August 18, 1920