1870-1940

Presidents

Ulyses S. Grant Re-elected as president of the united states

1872 - 1876

Rutherford B. hayes elected as president

1876 - 1880

James Garfield Elected president

1880 - 1884

Grover Cleveland elected president

1884 - 1888

Benjamin Harrison elected president

1888 - 1892

Grover Cleveland re-elected President

1892 - 1896

william Mckinley elected and re-elected president

1896 - 1904

Teddy Roosevelt Elected president

1904 - 1908

William H. Taft elected President

1908 - 1912

Woodrow Wilson Elected and Re-elected President

1912 - 1920

Warren Harding elected president

1920 - 1924

Calvin Coolidge elected president

1924 - 1928

Herbert Hoover elected President

1928 - 1932

Franklin Roosevelt elected and then re-elected twice for presidency

1932 - 1945

Senate (Majority Party)

Republicans57

1871 - 1873

Republicans53

1873 - 1875

Republicans46

1875 - 1877

republicans39

1877 - 1879

democrates43

1879 - 1881

repuclican and democrates where tied

1881 - 1883

repuclicans 40

1883 - 1885

republicans41

1885 - 1887

republicans39

1887 - 1889

republicans47

1889 - 1891

republicans47

1891 - 1893

democrate44

1893 - 1895

republicans44

1895 - 1897

republicans46

1897 - 1899

republicans53

1899 - 1901

republicans56

1901 - 1903

republicans58

1903 - 1905

republicans58

1905 - 1907

republicans61

1907 - 1909

republicans59

1909 - 1911

republicans49

1911 - 1913

democrates

1913 - 1919

republicans

1919 - 1933

democrates

1933 - 1941

House of Representatives

republican

1871 - 1875

democrates

1875 - 1881

republican

1881 - 1883

democrates

1883 - 1889

republican

1889 - 1891

democrate

1891 - 1895

republican

1895 - 1911

democrate

1911 - 1917

republican

1917 - 1933

democratea

1933 - 1941

Legislation

15th amendment rattified

1870

kkk act is passed

1871

Grant is re-inaugurated

1873

A lame duck republican

1875

reconstruction ends

1877

Garfield is inaugurated

1881

Cleveland is elected

1884

haymarket square riot

1886

The first administrative agency of the federal government,

1887

The Sherman Antitrust Act is passed

1890

Another Panic strikes

1893

The Supreme Court, in three decisions, indicates its fear of the masses

1895

The Supreme Court, in three decisions, indicates its fear of the masses

1898

Teddy Roosevelt becomes our youngest President,.

1901

Oliver Wendell Holmes is nominated to the Supreme Court at age 62

1902

Wright brothers fly a plane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

1903

The Court decides the infamous case of Lochner v. New York.

1905

The Court decides Muller v. Oregon, which seems contradictory to Lochner

1908

W.E.B. Du Bois founds National Association

1909

Teddy Roosevelt runs for President as nominee of Bull Moose Party

1912

Wars & World events

Red River War

1874 - 1875

Cuba occupied and released by U.S.

1898 - 1902

World War One

1914 - 1919

Treaty of Versailles signed

1918 - 1919

League of Nations formed

1918 - 1919

World Depression begins

1930 - 1931

Hitler becomes feuher

1934 - 1935

Spanish civil war

1936 - 1939

World War II begins

1939 - 1940

Technology

Alexander Grambell patents Telephone

1876 - 1877

Thomas Edison invents incandescent light

1879 - 1880

Maxim invents machine gun

1883 - 1884

Wilhelm Rotgen discovers X-rays

1895 - 1896

Wright brothers first air plain

1903 - 1904

Albert Einstein proposes theory of relativity

1905 - 1906

Shapely determines that the sun is part of the Milky Way galaxy

1918 - 1919

Dow Chemical develops plastics

1937 - 1938

Society & Culture

Lewis Carol writes "Through the Looking Glass"

1872 - 1873

First impressionist Exhibit in Paris

1874 - 1875

Fredrich Nietzche writes: "Thus Spake Zarathustra"

1883 - 1884

First U.S. film: "Fred Ott's Sneeze"

1889 - 1890

H.G. Wells makes: "The Time machine"

1895 - 1896

Anton Chekhov makes: "The Seagull"

1896 - 1897

Matisse begins Fuaves

1905 - 1906

Picasso begins cubism

1907 - 1908

Igor Stravinsky's ballet: "The Rite of Spring"

1913 - 1914

D.W. Griffeth directs: "Birth of a Nation"

1915 - 1916

James Joyce's: Ulysses

1922 - 1923

Int'l school of surrealism

1924 - 1940

Alfred Hitchcock's: The 39 Steps

1935 - 1936