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Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)

1849 - 1850

Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)

1850 - 1853

Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)

1853 - 1857

Hames Buchanan (1857-1861)

1857 - 1861

Confederates fire on Ft. Sumter (1861)

1861

Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

1861 - 1865

Gatling Gun (1862)

1862

Emancipation Proclamation (1863)

1863

Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg (1863)

1863

Lee Surrenders at Appomattox (1865)

1865

Lincoln Assassinated (1865)

1865

Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)

1865 - 1869

Dynamite (Alfred Nobel-1867)

1867

14th Amendment (1868)

1868

Johnson impeachment trial (1868)

1868

First transcontinental railroad complete (1869)

1869

Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)

1869 - 1877

Andrew Carnegie builds modern steel mill (1873)

1873

Battle of Little Big Horn (1876)

1876

Telephone (Alexander Graham Bell-1876)

1876

Reconstruction ends (1877)

1877

Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)

1877 - 1881

Phonograph (Thomas Alva Edison-1878)

1878

Antiseptic (Joseph Lister-1878)

1878

Light Bulb (Edison-1879)

1879

James Garfield (1881)

1881

Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885)

1881 - 1885

John D. Rockefeller forms Standard Oil Trust (1882)

1882

Grover Cleveland (1885-1889)

1885 - 1889

Automobile (Daimler and Benz-1885)

1885

American Federation of Labor founded (1886)

1886

Box Camera (George Eastman-1886)

1886

Coca Cola (Pemberton-1886)

1886

Interstate Commerce Act (1887)

1887

Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)

1889 - 1893

Radium (Marie Curie-1890)

1890

Homestead Strike (1892)

1892

Grover Cleveland ( 2nd term: 1893-1897)

1893 - 1897

X-Ray (Roentgen- 1895)

1895

Wireless Communication (Marconi-1895)

1895

William McKinley (1897-1901)

1897 - 1901

The Spanish-American War (1898)

1898