US history timeline 1870-2000

Presidents

Ulysses S. Grant (R)

1869 - 1877

Rutherford B. Hayes (R)

1877 - 1881

James A. Garfield (R)

1881

Chester A. Arthur (R)

1881 - 1885

Grover Cleveland (D)

1885 - 1889

Benjamin Harrison (R)

1889 - 1893

Grover Cleveland (D)

1893 - 1897

William McKinley (R)

1897 - 1901

Theodore Roosevelt (R)

1901 - 1909

William H. Taft (R)

1909 - 1913

Woodrow Wilson D)

1913 - 1921

Warren G. Harding (R)

1921 - 1923

Calvin Coolidge (R)

1923 - 1929

Herbert Hoover (R)

1929 - 1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)

1933 - 1945

Hary S. Truman (D)

1945 - 1953

Senate

Republicans

1869 - 1885

Democrat

1885 - 1889

Repulican

1889 - 1893

Democrat

1893 - 1897

Republican

1897 - 1913

Democrat

1913 - 1921

Republican

1921 - 1933

Democrat

1933 - 1953

Repulican

1953 - 1961

Democrat

1961 - 1969

Repulican

1969 - 1977

Democrat

1977 - 1981

Repulican

1981 - 1993

House of Representatives

Rebublicans

1869 - 1875

Democrats

1875 - 1881

Republicans

1881 - 1883

Democrats

1883 - 1889

Republicans

1889 - 1891

Democrats

1891 - 1895

Republicans

1895 - 1911

Democrats

1911 - 1917

Republicans

1917 - 1933

Democrats

1933 - 1947

Legislation

15th Amendment

1870

Hayes-Tilden Compromise

1877

Chinese Exclusion Act

1882

Elk vs. Wilkins

1884

Indian Nauralization Act

1890

Louisiana "Grandfather Clause"

1896

Ophsal vs. Johnson

1917

19th Amendment

1920

Breedlove vs. Suttles

1937

Wars and World Events

Women lawyers permitted to argue cases before Supreme Court

1877

Civil Service established

1883

Maxim invents machine gun

1883

Sherman Anitrust Act

1890

Strike at Carnegie Steel results in 10 deaths

1892

Pres. McKinley shot by anarchist

1901

NAACP in NYC

1909

Selective Service Act creats draft

1917

Versailles Peace Treaty

1919

19th Amendment gives women the right to vote

1920

Stock Market crashes

1929

Worldwide Depression begins

1930

Adolf Hitler becomes Fueher of Germany

1934

World War Two begins

1939

Japan surprise attack on Pearl Harbor

1941

U.S. A-bombs Japan

1945

Technology

Blue Jeans

1873

Telephone

1876

Christmas Lights

1882

Electric Power AC

1888

Punched Card Machine

1890

Wireless Telegraph

1895

Electrostatic Motor

1901

Airplane

1903

Zipper

1913

Toaster

1919

Traffic Light

1923

Television

1927

Trampoline

1935

Shopping Cart

1937

Duct Tape

1942

Slinky

1945

Society & Culture

National League founded (Baseball)

1876

Civil Service established

1883

First U.S. film

1889

Sherman Antitrust Act

1890

Roosevelt begins conservation of forests

1902

Jack London The Sea Wolf

1904

T. Tzara DADA

1916

Blacks migrate north and west

1917

18th Amendment

1920

James Joyce Ulysses

1922

Roosevelt begins "New Deal"

1933

Hitchcock The 39 Steps

1935

Jazz (Bebop) Charlie Parker

1945

Marshall Plan

1947

Gilbert and Sullivan H.M.S Pinafore

1978

Anton Chekhov The Seagull

1996