APUSH 1840-1900 Timeline

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John Tyler becomes president following Harrison's death-1841

1841

Polk elected president-1844

1844

United States annexes Texas-1845

1845

Mexican War-1846-1848

1846 - 1848

Polk reestablishes independent treasury.-1846

1846

Walker Tariff-1846

1846

Wilmot Proviso-1846

1846

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo-1848

1848

California gold rush-1849

1849

Taylor dies, Fillmore becomes president-1850

1850

Compromise of 1850

1850

Fugitive Slave law of 1850

1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin is published by Harriet Beecher-1852

1852

Pierce wins presidency-1852

1852

Gasden Purchase-1853

1853

Ostend Manifesto in Cuba-1854

1854

Republican Party organizes-1854

1854

Kansas-Nebraska Act-1854

1854

Civil war in Kansas-1856-1860

1856 - 1860

Buchanan elected president-1856

1856

Dred Scott case-1857

1857

Tariff of 1857

1857

Panic of 1857

1857

Lecompton Constitution-1857

1857

Freeport doctrine-1858

1858

Charles Darwin publishes: On the Origin of Species-1859

1859

John Brown raids Harpers Ferry

1859

South Carolina secedes-1860

1860

Lincoln wins presidency-1860

1860

Confederate states of America formed-1861

1861

Morrill Tariff Act passed-1861

1861

Fort Sumter-April 1861

April 1861

First Bull Run-July 1861

July 1861

Congress authorizes transcontinental railroad-1862

1862

Morrill Act-1862

1862

Battle of Antietam-September 1862

1862

New Orleans is captured-1862

1862

Merrimack vs. Monitor-1862

1862

Battle of Shiloh-1862

1862

Homestead Act-1862

1862

Peninsula Campaign-Spring 1862

March 1862

Battle of Shiloh-April 1862

April 1862

Battle of Fredericksburg-December 1862

December 1862

Lincoln announces 10% plan-1863

1863

Emancipation Proclamation-January 1863

January 1863

National Banking system established-1863

1863

New York City draft riots-1863

1863

Union draft issued-1863

1863

Battle of Chancellorsville-May 1863

May 1863

Vicksburg is captured-July 1863

July 1863

Battle of Gettysburg-July 1863

July 1863

Sand Creek massacre-1864

1864

Wade-Davis bill vetoed-1864

1864

Sherman's March-1864

1864

Lincoln is reelected-1864

1864

National Labor Union organized-1865

1865

Era of Reconstruction-1865-1877

1865 - 1877

Black codes passed in south-1865

1865

Johnson issues Reconstruction proclamation-1865

1865

Freedman's Bureau established-1865

1865

Thirteenth Amendment ratified-1865

1865

Lee surrenders at Appomattox-1865

1865

Lincoln is assassinated-April 1865

April 1865

14th Amendment Passed-1866

1866

Ku Klux Klan founded-1866

1866

Civil Rights Bill passed-1866

1866

National Grange organized-1867

1867

Alaska purchase-1867

1867

Tenure of Office Act-1867

1867

Reconstruction Act-1867

1867

Johnson impeached-not removed-1868

1868

Johnson pardons Confederate leaders-1868

1868

Knights of Labor organized-1869

1869

Wyoming grants women's suffrage-1869

1869

Rockefeller organizes Standard Oil-1870

1870

15th amendment ratified-1870

1870

Force Acts-1870-1871

1870 - 1871

Tweed Ring scandal-1871

1871

Grant elected president-1872

1872

Credit Mobilier scandal exposed-1872

1872

Panic of 1873

1873

Women's Christian Temperance Movement-1874

1874

Resumption Act-1875

1875

Civil Rights act of 1875

1875

Whiskey Ring scandal-1875

1875

Colorado admitted to the Union-1876

1876

Battle of Little Bighorn-1876

1876

Hayes-Tiden election ordeal-1876

1876

Nevada admitted to the Union-1876

1876

Compromise of 1877

1877

Railroad strikes-1877

1877

Salvation Army begins work in US-1879

1879

Dumbell tenement introduced-1879

1879

Henry George publishes: Progress and Poverty-1879

1879

Edison invents electric light bulb-1879

1879

Garfield elected-1880

1880

Helen Jackson publishes: A Century of Dishonor-1881

1881

American Red Cross founded-1881

1881

Booker T. Washington becomes head of Tuskegee institute-1881

1881

Garfield assassinated-Arthur assumes presidency-1881

1881

Immigration Restrict laws passed-1882

1882

Chinese exclusion act-1882

1882

Pendleton Civil Service Act-1883

1883

Mark Twain publishes: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-1884

1884

Cleveland elected president-1884

1884

First skyscraper built by Louis Sullivan in Chicago-1885

1885

American Federation of Labor formed-1886

1886

Haymarket Square Riot-1886

1886

Interstate Commerce Act-1887

1887

Harrison elected president-1888

1888

Somoa crisis with Germany-1889

1889

Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming are admitted into the Union-1889

1889

North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana are admitted into Union-1889

1889

Oklahoma opened to settlement-1889

1889

Jane Addams founds Hull House in Chicago-1889

1889

Pan-American Conference-1889

1889

National American Women Suffrage Association formed-1890

1890

Mahan publishes: The Influence of Sea Power upon History-1890

1890

Census Bureau declares no more frontier line-1890

1890

McKinley Tariff-1890

1890

Sherman Silver Purchase Act

1890 - 1893

Sherman Anti-Trust Act-1890

1890

New Orleans crisis with Italy-1891

1891

Valparaiso crisis with Chile-1892

1892

Cleveland reelected-1892

1892

Homestead strike-1892

1892

Cleveland refuses annexation of Hawaii-1893

1893

Coxey's army marches on Washington-1893

1893

Turner publishes "The Significance of the Frontier in American History"-1893

1893

Lillian Wald opens Henry Street Settlement in New York-1893

1893

Depression of 1893

1893

Utah admitted into the Union-1894

1894

Pullman Strike-1894

1894

Wilson-Gorman Tarriff-1894

1894

Cubans revolt against Spain-1895

1895

Venezuelan boundary crisis with Britain-1895-1896

1895 - 1896

JP Morgan loans $65 million to U.S-1895

1895

Income tax declared unconstitutional-1895

1895

McKinley elected president-1896

1896

Plessy v. Ferguson-1896

1896

Dingley Tariff Act-1897

1897

Hawaii annexed.-1898

1898

Teller Amendment-1898

1898

Spanish American War-1898

1898

Maine incident in Havana harbor-1898

1898

Charlotte Gilman publishes: Women and Economics-1898

1898

Open Door Policy begins-1899

1899

Rebellion in Philippines by Aquinaldo-1899

1899

U.S acquires Philippines-1899

1899

Kate Chopin publishes: The Awakening-1899

1899

Boxer Rebellion-1900

1900

Hawaii receives territory status-1900

1900

McKinley reelected over Bryan-1900

1900

Gold Standard Act-1900

1900

Carnegie founds U.S Steel-1901

1901