1860-1900 Timeline

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James Buchanan

1857 - 1861

Confederates Fire on Fort Sumter

1861

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

The Emancipation Proclamatioin

1862

Gartling Gun

1862

The Battle of Gettysburg and Vicksburg

1863

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

Lee Surrenders at Appomattox

April 9, 1865

Lincoln Assassinated

April 14, 1865

Dynamite (Alfred Nobel)

1867

Johnson impeachment trial

1868

14th Amendment

July 9, 1868

Ulysses S. Grant

1869 - 1877

First Transcontinental Railroad Completed

May 10, 1869

Andrew Carnegie builds modern steel mill

1873

Battle of Little Big Horn

1876

Telephone (Alexander Graham Bell)

1876

Reconstruction Ends

1877

Rutherford B. Hayes.

1877 - 1881

Antiseptic (Joseph Lister)

1878

Phonograph (Thomas Alva Edison)

1878

Light Bulb (Edison)

1879

James Garfield

1881

Chester A. Arthur

1881 - 1885

John D. Rockefeller forms Standard Oil Trust

1882

Grover Cleveland

1885 - 1889

Automobile (Daimler and Benz)

1885

American Federation of Labor founded

1886

Coca Cola (Pemberton)

1886

Box Camera (George Eastman)

1886

Interstate Commerce Act

1887

Benjamin Harrison

1889 - 1893

Radium (Marie Curie)

1890

Homestead Strike

1892

Grover Cleveland

1893 - 1897

X-Ray (Roentgen)

1895

Wireless Communication (Marconi)

1895

William McKinley

1897 - 1901

The Spanish-American War

1898