Late 1800s Timeline

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Pike's Peak Gold Rush (1858)

1858

Comstock Lode discovered (1859)

1859

Ten Percent Plan (1863)

1863

13th Ammendment (1864)

1864

Sand Creek Massacre (1864)

1864

Reconstruction (1865)

1865 - 1877

Freedman's Bureau Established (1865)

1865

Black Codes Passed (1865)

1865

Klu Klux Klan Founded (1865)

1865

Civil Rights Act of 1866

1866

Military Reconstruction Act (1867)

1867

Congressional Reconstruction Begins (1867)

1867

Battle of Little Bighorn (1867)

1867

14th Ammendment (1868)

1868

Morril Act (1868)

1868

Transcontinental Railroad Completed (18690

1869

Wyoming grants women the right to vote (1869)

1869

Knights of Labor organized (1869)

1869

Homestead Act (1869)

1869

15th Ammendment (1870)

1870

Tweed Scandal (1870-1871)

1870 - 1871

Pendleton Civil Service Act (1870)

1870

Standard Oil Co. Organized (1870)

1870

Credit Mobilier Scandal (1872)

1872

Panic of 1873

1873

Civil Rights Act of 1875

1875

Force Acts (1875)

1875

Whiskey Ring Scandal (1875)

1875

Bell Invents telephone (1876)

1876

National Grange organized (1876)

1876

Compromise of 1877

1877

Nez Perce War (1877)

1877

Edison invents Electric Light (1879)

1879

Dumbbell Tenement Introduced (1879)

1879

Carlisle Indian School funded (1879)

1879

First Jim Crowe Laws (1881)

1881

Booker T. Washington becomes head of Tuskegee Intstitute (1881)

1881

Barnum & Bailey's "Greatest Show on Earth" (1881)

1881

Helen Hunt Jackson's "A Century of Dishonor" (1881)

1881

First Immigration-Restriction laws passed (1882)

1882

Brooklyn Bridge Completed (1882)

1882

Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)

1882

Civil Rights Cases (1883)

1883

First Skyscraper completed (1884)

1884

Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884)

1884

American Federation of Labor established (1886)

1886

Statue of Liberty Erected (1886)

1886

Haymarket Square Bombing (1886)

1886

Geronimo Surrenders (1886)

1886

Interstate Commerce Act (1887)

1887

American Protective Association established (1887)

1887

American Protective Association formed (1887)

1887

Jane Addams founds Hull House in Chicago (1889)

1887

Dawes Act and Americanization Phase (1887)

1887

Farmer's Alliance Formed (1889)

1889

Oklahoma opened to settlers (1889)

1889

Sherman Silver Purchase Act (1890)

1890

McKinley Tarrif (1890)

1890

Battle of Wounded Knee (1890)

1890

Fewer than 1,000 Buffalo alive on plains (1890)

1890

Frontier Line Declared Ended (1890)

1890

Basketball Invented (1891)

1891

Plessey vs. Ferguson (1892)

1892

Depression of 1893

1893

J.P. Morgan loans $65 Million to Federal Government (1893)

1893

Frederick Turner's "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" (1893)

1893

Immigration Restriction League established (1894)

1894

Pullman Strike (1894)

1894

Sun Dance outlawed (1895)

1895

William Jennings Bryan "Cross of Gold" Speech (1896)

1896

Emergence of Populist Party (1896)

1896

U.S. Steel Corporation becomes 1st Billion dollor corporation (1901)

1901

NAACP Founded (1909)

1909

Literacy Tests and Poll Taxes Enacted in All Souther States (1910)

1910

Women's Christian Temperance Union organized (1912)

1912

American Indians Granted Citizenship (1924)

1924

Indian Reorganization Act (1934)

1934