Timeline 1870-2000

Presidents

Ulysses S. Grant

1869 - 1877

Ruthford B. Hayes

1877 - 1881

James A. Garfield

1881

Chester A. Arthur

1881 - 1885

Grover Cleveland

1885 - 1889

William Henry Harrison

1889 - 1893

Grover Cleveland

1893 - 1897

William McKinley

1897 - 1901

William Howard Taft

1901 - 1909

Theodore Roosevelt

1909 - 1913

Woodrow Wilson

1913 - 1921

Warren G. Harding

1921 - 1923

Calvin Coolidge

1923 - 1929

Herbert Hoover

1929 - 1933

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

Senate(majority party)

Republican

1869 - 1879

Democrat

1879 - 1883

Republican

1883 - 1893

Democrat

1893 - 1895

Republican

1895 - 1913

Democrat

1913 - 1921

Republican

1921 - 1933

Democrat

1933 - 1947

House Of Representatives

Republican

1869 - 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, Ammendments, and Supreme Court

15th Amendment

1870

The Ku Klux Klan Act

1871

The Sherman Antitrust Act

1890

The 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, permitting federal government to adopt an income tax

1909

-Both Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments ratified.

1913

World War I begins

1914 - 1918

Experiment in prohibiting the consumption and distillation of liquor.

1919

Adkins v. Children's Hospital

1923

market crashes, and the Great Depression begins

1929 - 1936

The Supreme Court holds unconstitutional another aspect of the New Deal

1936

constitutional acts

1937

-On December 7, the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor.

1941

Brown v. Board of Education,

1954

Court holds in Cooper v. Aaron

1958

The first major civil rights bill since reconstruction

1963

The Voting Rights Act

1965

Roe v. Wade

1973

Supreme Court reinstates death penalty as option for states.

1976

holds racial quotas in education impermissible

1978

Sandra Day O'Connor is nominated to the Supreme Court

1981

Cold War ends

1989

unchanged Marshall Court

1994

United States overturns decisions made by the Florida Supreme Court

2000

Wars and World Events

National League founded Baseball

1876

Women Lawyers argue cases before the Supreme Court

1879

Civil Service is established

1883

Haymarket Square labor riot-11 killed

1886

Sherman Antitrust Act

1890

Strike at Carnegie Steel

1892

Pres. McKinley shot

1901

Roosevelt begins conservation of forests

1902

Selective Service Act created a draft

1917

League of Nations

1919

19th Amendment gives women the right ot vote

1920

Stock Market Crashed

1929

Roosevelt begins the new deal

1933

Social Security Act provides retirement insurance

1935

Japan surprise attack- Pearl Harbor

1941

U.S. contains spread of communism

1947 - 1990

Marshall Plan

1947

Technology

Blue Jeans

1873

Carpet Sweeper

1876

Refrigeratior

1876

Light Bulb

1879

Roll Of Film

1884

Automobile

1889

Aspirin

1897

Paper Clip

1899

Hershey Bar

1900

Flashlight

1902

Life Saver Candy

1912

Zipper

1913

Band-Aid

1920

Wonder Bread

1921

Ballpoint Pen

1935

Shopping Cart

1937

Turning machine

1940

Duct Tape

1942

Society and Culture

Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Glass

1872

First impressionist exhibit in Paris

1874

Fredrich Nietzche Thus Spake Zarathustra

1883

First U.S. film made

1889

H.G. Wells- The time machine

1895

Anton Chekhov-The Seagull

1896

Jack London- The Sea Wolf

1904

Ezra Pound-Personae

1909

Igor Stravinsky's ballet

1913

T. Tzara- DADA

1916

James Joyce-Ulysses

1922

T.S. Eliot- The Wasteland

1922