US History 1870-2000

Presidents

Ulysses S. Grant

1869 - 1877

Rutherford B. Hayes

1877 - 1881

James A. Garfield

1881

Chester A. Arthur

1881 - 1885

Grover Cleveland

1885 - 1889

Benjamin Harrison

1889 - 1893

Grover Cleveland

1893 - 1897

William McKinley

1897 - 1901

Theoedore Rooselevelt

1901 - 1909

William Howard Taft

1909 - 1913

Woodrow Wilson

1913 - 1921

Warren G. Harding

1921 - 1923

Calvin Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Herbert Hoover

1929 - 1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Richard Nixon

1969 - 1974

Gerald Ford

1974 - 1977

Jimmy Carter

1977 - 1981

Ronald Regan

1981 - 1989

Senate

Republican

1871 - 1879

Democrat

1879 - 1881

Republican

1881 - 1893

Democrat

1893 - 1895

Republican

1895 - 1913

Democrat

1913 - 1919

Republican

1919 - 1933

Democrat

1933 - 1947

House of Representatives

Republican

1871 - 1875

Democrat

1875 - 1881

Republican

1881 - 1883

Democrat

1883 - 1889

Republican

1889 - 1891

Democrat

1891 - 1895

Republican

1895 - 1911

Democrat

1911 - 1917

Republican

1917 - 1933

Democrat

1933 - 1947

Legislation, Amendments, and Supreme Court

15th amendment is ratified

1870

Ku Klux Klan act is passed

1871

Republican Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1875

1875

Reconstruction ends after Hayes is inaugurated

1877

The Interstate Commerce Commission is created

1887

The Sherman Antitrust Act is passed

1890

Supreme Court decides Plessy v. Ferguson

1898

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

1902

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

1905

Sixteenth Amendment

1909

Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments ratified

1913

Great Bepression begins

1929

New Deal

1936

Inauguration is moved from March to January 20 by constitutional amendment

1937

War and World Events

Cuba occupied by U.S. and released

1898 - 1902

League of Nations

1919

Technology

Barbed Wire

1873

Blue Jeans

1873

Coca-Cola

1886

Kodak

1888

Swiss Army Knife

1891

Aspirin

1897

Hershey Bar

1900

Crayons

1903

Life Savers Candy

1912

Lincoln Logs

1916

Traffic Light

1920

PEZ

1927

Toll House Cookies

1930

Trampoline

1935

Society and Culture

NL founded

1876

Women Lawyers cpould present cases before the Supreme Court

1879

Civil Service established

1883

Hatmarket Square labor riot

1886

AFL founded

1890

Carnegie Steel strike

1892

McKinley shot by anarchist

1901

NAACP

1909

Civil Service Act creates draft

1917

Blacks migrate north and west

1917

Women are given the right to vote

1920

Stock Market crashes

1929

New Deal

1933

Social Security provides retirement insurance

1935